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It’s broke already and needs fixing

4 April, 2013 (13:26) | Data quality, Datasets, Government policy, National Programmes, secondary data | By: Helga Perry

Looking at the latest incarnation of the Maternity Dataset homepage  from the new Health & Social Care Information Centre that came into being this past April Fool’s Day, one might indeed be forgiven for thinking that the whole enterprise was some gigantic April Fool. So many broken links, so many inaccuracies. Not very good when you […]

Audit Commission wants new datasets

27 April, 2012 (08:08) | Audit/Benchmarking, Data management, Data quality, Datasets, National Programmes, Nightmares!, secondary data | By: Helga Perry

Writing in eHealth Insider, Lyn Whitfield reports that the Audit Commission has criticised existing NHS datasets for not reflecting what is actually happening to patients.  “Data definitions are becoming increasingly problematical in the NHS.”   The full Audit Commission report is available online: By definition: Improving data definitions and their use by the NHS   […]

A global travelers’ electronic health record template standard for personal health records

14 April, 2012 (12:18) | Apps, Datasets, EPR, hand held records, Interoperability, mHealth, mobile apps, open source | By: Helga Perry

Very interesting open-access article published in Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association.  Here’s the abstract: Abstract Tourism as well as international business travel creates health risks for individuals and populations both in host societies and home countries. One strategy to reduce health-related risks to travelers is to provide travelers and relevant caregivers timely, ongoing […]

Northern Territory Pregnancy Care Record

20 July, 2011 (11:27) | Datasets, EPR, Initiatives, National Programmes, Northern Territory Pregnancy Care Record, open source, perinatal data | By: Helga Perry

Our thanks to Heather Leslie (Twitter: @omowizard) for drawing the following Australian initiative to our attention and calling for participation in the review of archetypes.  A number of archetypes are on their first review rounds and some are already in preparation for their second review rounds. Heather writes: Background information is sparse – can be […]

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 […]

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 […]

NMSDS compared with EEPD “Logical Priority”

15 February, 2011 (00:36) | Datasets, Initiatives, Logical Priority Standardised Q&A, National Programmes, workload | By: Helga Perry

This is a side by side comparison between the latest “National Maternity Services Dataset” January 2011 and Rupert Fawdry’s “Logical Priority” set of flow-patterned, logically and chronologically arranged set of Questions and all Allowable Answers (the minimum dataset for any functioning maternity and neonatal computer systems). The comparison is made available here for discussion and […]

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 […]

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 […]