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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 […]

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.  

NHS trust forced to adopt National Programme patient records system or face £8.8m fine

2 August, 2011 (21:54) | Computers are Magic, EPR, Interoperability, IT fallacies, National Programmes, Nightmares!, Railways versus Roads | By: Helga Perry

It doesn’t only happen in maternity care. This story in Computer Weekly relates to Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Mental Health Trust – and is a classic example of  yet another overpriced inflexible railway system. NHS trust forced to adopt National Programme patient records system or face £8.8m fine – Computer Weekly.  

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 […]

With paperwork « A Midwife’s Muse

25 June, 2011 (15:31) | Casenotes, EPR, hand held records, Maternents, maternity care, Midwifery, Paper Records, Patient-Centered Care, workload | By: Helga Perry

With paperwork « A Midwife’s Muse. The author of the above blog post voices the concerns of so many midwives that they are spending far too much time on “below the line” paperwork and data entry to the detriment of the personal care they are trying to provide for pregnant women. I dread busy clinics, something […]

Catching up on Smart Healthcare Live

19 June, 2011 (19:59) | Computers are Magic, Data management, EPR, Initiatives, Interoperability, IT fallacies, Nightmares!, open source, Standardisation | By: Helga Perry

NHS needs to be better at standardisation, says academic | Healthcare Network | Guardian Professional. Just a quick catch-up on Smart Healthcare Live, which I attended on June 15th, to which the above report from The Guardian relates. I was disappointed that throughout the day there was still hardly any mention of standardisation of INPUT […]

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.

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 […]

Magic and mayhem

24 January, 2011 (16:04) | Computers are Magic, EPR, Interoperability, Logical Priority Standardised Q&A, Paper Records, perinatal data, S.IN.B.A.Ds, Standardisation, workload | By: Helga Perry

Just published in “The Green Journal”: Fawdry R, Perry H, Bewley S, Cumming G. Magic and mayhem. Obstetrics & Gynecology 2011 Feb; 117(2 part 1): 405-406 In this letter the authors make the case for electronic and paper “hybrids” retaining a valued place in pregnancy care, the classification of electronic data entry by workload and […]

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 […]