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Perinatal Institute study day 20 Jan 2011

20 January, 2011 (18:00) | Dashboards, Data management, Data quality, Datasets, EPR, Initiatives, National Programmes, Nightmares!, Patient-Centered Care, perinatal data | By: Helga Perry

Many thanks to all involved in organising the study day on Improving NHS maternity information and care at the Perinatal Institute in Birmingham.
Lots of interesting presentations, including a progress report on the National Maternity Services Data Set that generated some very lively discussion, and an account of Shrewsbury & Telford’s clinical dashboards. I particularly liked the Digital Pen, which is an exciting fusion of paper-based and computer technologies being trialled by midwives in several NHS Trusts in the West Midlands. They use special paper which is covered in dots that are scanned by an infra-red scanner on the pen used by the midwife to fill in the form. The midwife’s writing is thus recorded and captured and transferred into a computer program. Am looking forward to seeing how this initiative progresses.

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Comment from Hkausch
Time January 24, 2011 at 11:06

Helga et al: Portsmouth Hospital have successfully piloted the Digital Pen. Their Maternal forms support the Perinatal Institute standards (green, pink, yellow and purple forms) and the National Maternity Services Secondary Uses Data Set. To support the initiative, a business case was developed to provide indicative costs, benefits, risks and needs.
The Digital Pen Project lead is Richard Sargent ( I encourage you to speak to Richard or visit the hospital – it is well worth your time!

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