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WISDAM Personal Health Record now available

24 June, 2014 (15:32) | hand held records, Initiatives, Interoperability, Paper Records, Patient-Centered Care, S.IN.B.A.Ds, Standardisation, WISDAM | By: rupertfawdry

The WISDAM Personal Health record is now available for purchase. Cost is £14.50, including shipping & handling. It comes with a free “Pack of Potential Pages” and several other items under the title “Some Extra Wisdam?”  To order, please print out and complete this order form and mail it, together with a cheque, Postal Order or International Money Order […]

WISDAM questionnaire available for road testing

28 May, 2014 (10:24) | hand held records, Initiatives, Paper Records, Patient-Centered Care, WISDAM | By: rupertfawdry

The latest version of our WISDAM personal health questionnaire is now available for downloading to road test – get your copy here.  This free download of the standard set of WISDAM questions is intended for filing in section 5 of the full WISDAM record; however, if you just want to use parts of the questionnaire […]

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 […]

Paperless records are not in the best interest of every patient

5 April, 2013 (13:23) | Casenotes, Information needs, Interoperability, Paper Records, Patient-Centered Care | By: rupertfawdry

My “Personal View” that a unified paper record of health and social care would improve communication among professionals and institutions has today been published in the BMJ (BMJ 2013;346:f2064). The publication licence allows its permission on my own website, so here is the text.  Click here to view it on the BMJ website. Pregnant women throughout Britain […]

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 […]

The WISDAM of interoperability

10 December, 2012 (13:40) | Casenotes, hand held records, Initiatives, Interoperability, Paper Records, Patient-Centered Care, S.IN.B.A.Ds | By: rupertfawdry

Having seen the incredible inefficiencies whenever my 99 year old mother made her many trips to the hospital via an ambulance I was amazed that my mother, even in her own home, had so many separate paper records with her. Even when the ambulance staff did have the sense to take the main care record […]

Patient’s View of OpenNotes

8 October, 2012 (10:27) | EPR, Information needs, Initiatives, Patient-Centered Care, workload | By: Helga Perry

There’s an interesting opinion piece in Annals of Internal Medicine by Michael Meltsner, about his experience as a patient of the OpenNotes project. OpenNotes is an American initiative inviting patients to read the notes written about them by their healthcare professionals during consultations, and it works with any electronic or paper-based systems. Regarding the actual note-writing, […]

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. […]

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 […]