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Category: Information needs

Paperless records are not in the best interest of every patient

5 April, 2013 (13:23) | Casenotes, Information needs, Interoperability, Paper Records, Patient-Centered Care | By: rupertfawdry

My “Personal View” that a unified paper record of health and social care would improve communication among professionals and institutions has today been published in the BMJ (BMJ 2013;346:f2064). The publication licence allows its permission on my own website, so here is the text.  Click here to view it on the BMJ website. Pregnant women throughout Britain […]

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Patient’s View of OpenNotes

8 October, 2012 (10:27) | EPR, Information needs, Initiatives, Patient-Centered Care, workload | By: Helga Perry

There’s an interesting opinion piece in Annals of Internal Medicine by Michael Meltsner, about his experience as a patient of the OpenNotes project. OpenNotes is an American initiative inviting patients to read the notes written about them by their healthcare professionals during consultations, and it works with any electronic or paper-based systems. Regarding the actual note-writing, […]

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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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Improve postnatal care – the Cinderella service – NCT

3 October, 2010 (17:21) | Information needs, Maternents, Patient-Centered Care, postnatal care, workload | By: Helga Perry

Improve postnatal care – the Cinderella service – NCT. The latest report on postnatal care from the National Childbirth Trust (click the above link) highlights, among other things, shortcomings in information provision to new mothers about their own health as well as their baby’s health.  Women undergoing interventions such as caesarean section were particularly likely […]

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