Category list : Electronic records
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Patient documentation is crucial but must be kept simple, precise, concise and cohesive, otherwise it does not support patient care, argues Jayne Parker
A third of nurses in a survey said they had been bullied to behave in ways that run counter to patient care over the last two years.
Effective patient care relies on clear and accurate clinical records.
Around £1bn will be spent on improving NHS technology, which the government says will mean clinical staff can share access to patients’ electronic records.
What do you think? Should patients have full access to their own records?
Increasing access to patient recordsSubscription
Giving patients the opportunity to access their own records online improves relationships with health professionals and gives patients autonomy
Around 18,000 cancer patients have their medical files lost every year in hospitals, while 15% say they suffer humiliation at the hands of nurses, according to charity research.
Top online health searches revealedSubscription
Pregnancy, skin care and fitness are the most commonly searched for health issues online, figures suggest.
Learning lessons of “going mobile”Subscription
I believe as a social enterprise, and as an NHS healthcare provider, we need to be much more efficient with money and time. By doing this, we can ensure the current economic climate does not impact on quality of care.
Scotland trials digital A&E wardsSubscription
A trial is underway in Scotland to track patients through digital wards as part of an effort to overhaul hospitals’ emergency care services.