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Data re-entry overload: time for a paradigm shift in maternity IT?

3 October, 2011 (16:04) | Data quality, EPR, hand held records, Initiatives, Interoperability, maternity care, Paper Records, Patient-Centered Care, perinatal data, workload | By: Helga Perry

Our latest Review Article, published in the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine. Click to read the abstract. Data re-entry overload: time for a paradigm shift in maternity IT?.    

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 […]

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 […]

RCOG response to the NHS reform consultations

20 January, 2011 (17:43) | Government policy, Initiatives, National Programmes, Patient-Centered Care | By: rupertfawdry

RCOG publishes its response to the NHS reform consultations | Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. From a quick glance at the first page this is yet more of the same old story with the gullible politicians/seniorNHS-IT managers and the persuasive IT snake-oil salesmen. So sad to see the RCOG being taken in too. Anyone […]

Cathy Warwick in The Observer

2 January, 2011 (12:02) | Government policy, Maternents, National Programmes, Nightmares!, Patient-Centered Care, workload | By: Helga Perry

‘Midwives can’t go on working in a system where safety is too often compromised’ | Comment is free | The Observer. Cathy Warwick, General Secretary of the Royal College of Midwives, discusses the pressures on midwifery and maternity services. I have taken the opportunity to post an online comment drawing attention to the effect of […]

VIS – health records initiative in Kenya

30 December, 2010 (13:12) | Data management, Data quality, Datasets, EPR, Initiatives, Interoperability, paediatric data, Patient-Centered Care, Uncategorized | By: Helga Perry

VIS: http://www.viskenya.com/. This looks like a very interesting initiative in Kenya. I obtained the details from the HIFA2015 mailing list.  The following is reproduced from their homepage: Welcome to the home of a vibrant, dynamic and daring generation of African clinicians and scientists. We have embraced the challenge of transforming health services and research in […]

An Information Revolution: a consultation on proposals : Department of Health – Consultations

28 October, 2010 (15:21) | EPR, Government policy, Initiatives, National Programmes, Patient-Centered Care | By: Helga Perry

An Information Revolution: a consultation on proposals : Department of Health – Consultations. An Information Revolution is one of a series of documents for consultation published subsequent to the White Paper Equity and Excellence: Liberating the NHS.  It is part of the Government’s agenda to create a revolution for patients – “putting patients first” – […]

Latin American Perinatal Information System

17 October, 2010 (20:25) | Datasets, EPR, Initiatives, Interoperability, National Programmes, Paper Records, Patient-Centered Care, perinatal data | By: Helga Perry

The Perinatal Information System from the Latin American Center for Perinatology aims to provide basic Evidence and Value Based good quality Primary Health Care to every woman and her newborn. This post describes the System.

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 […]