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Paper v Electronic in maternity shared care

28 March, 2014 (11:53) | EPR, hand held records, Maternents, maternity care, Midwifery, Paper Records | By: Helga Perry

An interesting systematic review has recently been published by a group of Australian authors: HAWLEY, G et al. In a maternity shared-care environment, what do we know about the paper hand-held and electronic health record: a systematic literature review. BMC Pregnancy Childbirth. 2014; 14: 52   The authors noted “a surprising gap in knowledge surrounding data […]

Still missing the point

23 January, 2014 (09:56) | Datasets, EPR, Maternents, maternity care, National Programmes, perinatal data, secondary data | By: Helga Perry

So a new maternity data set is due to go live in April. Will it make any real difference? Unlikely if it is still focusing on outputs and secondary uses. It all still smacks of  locking the stable door after the horse has bolted. The jury’s still out on the impact of electronic records on patient outcomes. […]

Well past the due date

24 January, 2013 (10:00) | Data management, Data quality, Interoperability, Maternents, maternity care, Midwifery, Nightmares!, Paper Records, Patient-Centered Care, perinatal data, workload | By: Helga Perry

This is the title of a report by Daloni Carlisle in E-Health Insider, examining the problems with hospital maternity systems. Our very own Rupert Fawdry is one of the clinicians interviewed in this report, which highlights the amount of data re-entry overload, inefficiencies, lack of interoperability etc. There is also a school of thought that […]

John Prankerd

17 September, 2012 (13:19) | Maternents, maternity care, Midwifery | By: Helga Perry

A little historical diversion for our readers: The founder of the EEPD, Rupert Fawdry, comes from a long line of medical practitioners. Among these is Dr. John Prankerd, a  general practitioner and surgeon in the 1840s in Langport,  Somerset. On Thursday 24th May 1844 Dr. Prankerd gave evidence to the House of Commons Select Committee on […]

Seizing the mMomentum: The possibilities of mobile health for prenatal and neonatal outcomes | Healthy Newborn Network

28 December, 2011 (09:53) | Apps, Initiatives, Maternents, maternity care, mHealth, mobile apps, Patient-Centered Care, postnatal care | By: Helga Perry

Worldwide, mHealth pioneers are positioning themselves at the convergence of a technological boom and an unmet demand for maternal, newborn and child health MNCH by harnessing mobile multimedia devices to improve care and communication. Blogger Tigest Tamrat recently attended the mHealth Summit in Washington D.C. She has been researching the use of mHealth in African […]

High Quality Women’s Health Care | Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists

17 July, 2011 (10:19) | Initiatives, Maternents, maternity care, Patient-Centered Care | By: Helga Perry

Report of an Expert Advisory Group of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG), published July 2011. High Quality Women’s Health Care | Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists.  (full PDF available here) This report covers all aspects of maternity care in the UK. A key message of particular interest to us at the […]

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 […]

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 […]

Improve postnatal care – the Cinderella service – NCT

3 October, 2010 (17:21) | Information needs, Maternents, Patient-Centered Care, postnatal care, workload | By: Helga Perry

Improve postnatal care – the Cinderella service – NCT. The latest report on postnatal care from the National Childbirth Trust (click the above link) highlights, among other things, shortcomings in information provision to new mothers about their own health as well as their baby’s health.  Women undergoing interventions such as caesarean section were particularly likely […]