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Fundamental Review of Data Returns – A Consultation on the Recommendations of the Review : Department of Health – Consultations

31 August, 2011 (12:48) | Government policy, Initiatives, National Programmes, Nightmares!, secondary data, workload | By: Helga Perry

Fundamental Review of Data Returns – A Consultation on the Recommendations of the Review : Department of Health – Consultations. Slashing red tape and making efficiency savings by slashing what data is collected for management purposes? Only collecting the right data? Where have we heard this before? You have until 22 November 2011 to make […]

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 […]

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.  

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 […]

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 […]

NLM Show Off Your Apps

14 June, 2011 (16:19) | Apps, Initiatives | By: Helga Perry

The US National Library of Medicine is running a competition to find innovative software applications using its vast collection of biomedical information resources. Closing date is August 31st 2011. NLM Show Off Your Apps: Innovative Uses of NLM Information.

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 […]