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Electronic Patient Records: The Fatal Flaw

17 September, 2013 (13:52) | EPR, hand held records, IT fallacies, Nightmares!, Paper Records | By: rupertfawdry

In retrospect, it’s so obvious, yet no-one seems to have been ready to think through the following: A. Electronic Records EITHER “High Security” but “Minimal Access” i.e. access only by the owner of the record and no-one else –  Never, ever any Instant Duplication of Data (but how to stop that?) OR “Useful Access” but […]

IDCR

5 July, 2013 (09:08) | Computers are Magic, EPR, Government policy, Initiatives, Interoperability, National Programmes, Patient-Centered Care, Railways versus Roads, Standardisation | By: Helga Perry

The latest NHS England buzzword is IDCR (Integrated Digital Care Record). Guidance, standards etc. have been published in Safer Hospitals Safer Wards – reiterating the desire for fully digitised and integrated health records across all care settings by 2018. It doesn’t allow much time for NHS organisations to submit expressions of interest in the Technology Fund, though – […]

The DRIP effect

27 June, 2013 (10:03) | CCIO, Codes, Data quality, EPR, Initiatives, Patient-Centered Care, primary data, secondary data, SNOMED, workload | By: Helga Perry

DRIP = Data Rich, Information Poor. We’ve long argued that too much effort is wasted on poor quality data for admin purposes, and so much good money has been thrown after bad over the years. The recent CCIO Round Table report from the Royal College of Surgeons and E-Health Insider makes interesting reading.  It recognises the need in […]

Comparison of computerized patient record CPR, electronic medical record EMR, and electronic health record EHR software

29 April, 2013 (09:12) | Computers are Magic, Data management, Data quality, EPR, hand held records, Paper Records, Standardisation | By: rupertfawdry

Michael Kauka is the CEO of Avaz Group LLC, a leading provider of patient documentation services and technology, and a vocal proponent of electronic records — by any name — and of standards of data. Here are my responses to the seven advantages of electronic records listed in his Comparison of computerized patient record CPR, […]

Digitising the Red Book

30 May, 2012 (09:10) | Casenotes, child health records, EPR, hand held records, IT fallacies, paediatric data, Paper Records | By: rupertfawdry

I seem to be increasingly overhearing comments on a plan to provide an electronic version of “The Red Book,” by which I understand the ‘smaller than A5’ landscape floppy red cover booklet which now seems, as a paper document, to be universal for children throughout the UK. Only trouble is that everyone seems to think […]

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 […]

iPads for Patient Records in Warwick

16 March, 2012 (12:10) | EPR, Initiatives, mHealth | By: Helga Perry

South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust (SWNHSFT) is to digitise all its patient records and make them available to clinical staff via iPads.  Read more about this in eHealth Insider.  

Arguments for a Universal Health Record

24 January, 2012 (15:29) | Computers are Magic, Data management, EPR, Interoperability, Standardisation | By: Helga Perry

Blogger Margalit Gur Arie puts the case for more computer Universal EHR magic, raising some interesting points. It’s well worth clicking the link and reading the full article.   Medical Records Assumption: At any given moment in time there can be only one correct version of a complete medical record for any one person Fact: […]

Why Personal Health Records Have Flopped

16 January, 2012 (00:57) | EPR, Patient-Centered Care | By: Helga Perry

According to Paul Cerrato: most Americans care more about their cars than their health. They know more about automotive specs than they do about physiological specs. Similarly, most people want to see a doctor only when something breaks down, and then they expect a pill or procedure to make things right, just as they expect […]

NHS patients will be able to view medical records online – Telegraph

23 December, 2011 (18:21) | EPR, Government policy, Initiatives | By: Helga Perry

As part of the plans, people would be able to download their medical history as well as viewing details of prescriptions and appointments — all free of charge.The proposals would mean that patients could see the results of tests, and discharge notes sent from hospital. In addition, it is suggested that patients should be able […]