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Category: Government policy

Information Revolution – summary of responses

23 August, 2011 (15:55) | Government policy, Information needs, Initiatives, National Programmes | By: Helga Perry

  http://www.dh.gov.uk/prod_consum_dh/groups/dh_digitalassets/documents/digitalasset/dh_129580.pdf Summary of responses to An Information revolution has been published. It’s a bit worrying that only SEVEN clinicians submitted responses.  Note the comment on page 32 from a midwife on the importance of recording information once at the point of care: “I fill in data online, but the GP also wants it hand […]

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MPs report on the National Programme for IT in the NHS – UK Parliament

2 August, 2011 (23:56) | Computers are Magic, EPR, Government policy, Initiatives, Interoperability, IT fallacies, National Programmes, Nightmares!, Railways versus Roads | By: Helga Perry

  The Commons Public Accounts Committee’s new report on the delivery of care records systems under the NHS National Programme for IT is critical of the programme and of the Department of Health’s failure to consult clinicians properly. MPs report on the National Programme for IT in the NHS – UK Parliament. The penny has […]

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Oliver Wright: The potential was huge, but so were the problems

2 August, 2011 (23:23) | Computers are Magic, EPR, Government policy, Initiatives, Interoperability, IT fallacies, National Programmes, Nightmares!, Railways versus Roads | By: Helga Perry

Oliver Wright: The potential was huge, but so were the problems – Commentators, Opinion – The Independent. More analysis from Oliver Wright on how the NHS IT programme went pear-shaped. As The Independent‘s Leader says: The NHS IT scheme will be remembered as one of the great public procurement disasters of all time. […] Many […]

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NHS pulls the plug on its £11bn computer system

2 August, 2011 (23:15) | Computers are Magic, EPR, Government policy, Initiatives, Interoperability, IT fallacies, National Programmes, Nightmares! | By: Helga Perry

NHS pulls the plug on its £11bn computer system – Health News, Health & Families – The Independent. Are we surprised? Click the above link to read what Oliver Wright has to say in The Independent.  

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Perinatal and maternal data collection remains vital – Royal College of Midwives

19 July, 2011 (12:10) | Government policy, National Programmes, perinatal data | By: Helga Perry

Perinatal and maternal data collection remains vital – Royal College of Midwives. The procurement process for the Maternal and Newborn Clinical Outcome Review was discontinued in March 2011. CMACE used to handle the data collection, but this is currently being handled by the National Patient Safety Agency (NPSA) and submissions should be made online via the MPMN website http://www.mpmn.nhs.uk/ or by […]

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Whatever happened to the MUMMIES Project?

14 July, 2011 (23:11) | Data management, Datasets, Government policy, Initiatives, National Programmes, Nightmares!, Standardisation | By: Helga Perry

This is a question that has been engaging Rupert and myself for some time now. All the documentation seems to have vanished into thin air. The following link is to a blog post by John Harris from 2004, written primarily for an American readership, which gives the best account I have seen so far of […]

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Interoperability Reference Architecture – draft version for comment and feedback | hive – Health InnoVation Exchange

21 May, 2011 (16:31) | Datasets, EPR, Government policy, Initiatives, Interoperability, National Programmes | By: Helga Perry

The link below is to Koray Atalag’s blog post about the New Zealand Interoperability Reference Architecture, with a link for downloading the document and information about how to comment (comments are requested by June 3rd). Interoperability Reference Architecture – draft version for comment and feedback | hive – Health InnoVation Exchange.

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Electronic patient record scheme not cost-effective

18 May, 2011 (06:40) | Audit/Benchmarking, EPR, Government policy, National Programmes, Nightmares! | By: Helga Perry

The National Audit Office has reported that the national electronic patient record scheme, costing some £2.7 billion, has not been value for money and the core aim of providing every patient with an electronic care record will not now be achieved. Get the full report from the NAO Website. See also: Electronic patient record scheme […]

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Early access for women to maternity services

28 February, 2011 (18:49) | Datasets, Government policy, Maternents, National Programmes, Patient-Centered Care | By: Helga Perry

NI 126 – Early access for women to maternity services | data.gov.uk. [description adapted from the text on the website] This concerns the percentage of women who have seen a midwife or a maternity healthcare professional, for health and social care assessment of needs, risks and choices by 12 completed weeks of pregnancy. The links […]

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Maternity Services Secondary Uses Dataset

21 January, 2011 (13:33) | Datasets, Government policy, Initiatives, National Programmes, perinatal data | By: Helga Perry

This link is to the NHS IC Maternity Services Secondary Uses Dataset. See what you think. Datasets | The NHS Information Centre. To sustain and improve the quality and safety of maternity services, good information systems are required to accurately report on the provision and delivery of current services. To support development, benchmarking and auditable […]

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