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Masters not Servants

25 March, 2013 (16:47) | Patient-Centered Care, workload | By: Helga Perry

Interesting piece by Liz Charalambous in Nursing Times 22nd March. Commenting on the Francis Report, she reminds us that we need to master nursing paperwork, not be its slave. It’s all about recording the right things accurately and for the right purpose. Make sure that we are using it as a tool to enhance patient care, not […]

How to avoid mistakes in surgery

21 March, 2013 (21:49) | Paper Records, patient safety, Patient-Centered Care | By: Helga Perry

I’m watching the 3rd programme in the BBC2 television series “How to avoid mistakes in surgery” – and they’re talking about the power of paper checklists in aviation. Paper still rules there. So in surgery there are the World Health Organization patient surgical safety checklists, introduced in 2008.  They are now used in many kinds […]

Paper fights back: over 50 neglected advantages of paper – BJHC

30 January, 2013 (18:13) | Casenotes, hand held records, Interoperability, IT fallacies, Paper Records | By: rupertfawdry

It may come as a surprise to learn that for over 20 years throughout Britain there has been only one whole group of people in receipt of healthcare that possesses a fully inter-operative and universally accessible record and with open access available to all those providing care: every expectant mother. Mothers and children in many […]

The WISDAM of crowds?

15 November, 2012 (09:55) | hand held records, Initiatives, Interoperability, Paper Records, Patient-Centered Care, S.IN.B.A.Ds | By: Helga Perry

We’re about to launch a new wiki initiative, taking into account the fact that the future will not be entirely paperless/paper-light.  We call it WISDAM:  With Individual: Social, Demographic And Medical Most current healthcare and social ICT systems are based on institutions or organisations.   The WISDAM concept is based on the fact that the master […]

Is NHS Wales IT going hybrid?

10 September, 2012 (09:47) | Casenotes, Data management, document management, Initiatives, National Programmes, Paper Records | By: Helga Perry

While catching up on my EHI reading, I spotted a report on IT in Wales, The Way of the Dragon, in which Chris Thorne interviews the Head of NHS Wales Informatics, Dr Martin Murphy. I was particularly struck by Murphy’s comments on the role of document repositories: One of the issues that we have recognised is that […]

About time too

27 July, 2012 (09:04) | Initiatives, National Programmes, Patient-Centered Care, Standardisation | By: Helga Perry

There’s a lot of news coverage today about the call from the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) for the standardisation of observation charts and introduction of a National Early Warning Score (NEWS).  We note that NEWS is not recommended for use in pregnancy or children under 16, but it’s a welcome step in the right direction. […]

Doing what it says on the tin

4 May, 2012 (09:58) | Data management, hand held records, Initiatives, Interoperability, Paper Records, workload | By: Helga Perry

Okay, this may seem like advertising, but it’s such a rare event for me to find a product that I think actually does what it says on the tin that I want to spread the word about it. Yesterday (3rd May 2012) I attended HC2012 at the Business Design Centre in London. Among the exhibitors […]

Solent Supplies Team sets up digital pen framework | Guardian Government Computing | Guardian Professional

31 August, 2011 (12:57) | hand held records, Initiatives, Midwifery, Paper Records | By: Helga Perry

An NHS procurement organisation has tendered for the first framework contract for the suppy of digital pen technology, making it available to the wider public sector. Solent Supplies Team (SST), which provides a procurement service for a group of NHS trusts on the south coast, has said it wants [to] provide a “total digital pen […]

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 […]

Digital pens at Portsmouth

23 April, 2011 (08:10) | Initiatives, Patient-Centered Care, workload | By: Helga Perry

Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust (PHT) has won 2010’s ‘business impact’ category at the Wireless Leadership awards. The trust won for its digital pen solution, used by its community midwives, and supplied by O2 Health.The Wireless Leadership awards recognise organisations that have deployed a wireless technology that has made a significant impact on its business.PHT is […]