Category list : Electronic records
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Plans to digitalise all maternity records in England have taken a step forward with the publication of new guidelines to ensure data is consistent and can be shared seamlessly between care providers.
MindFresh is a digital platform that helps young people look after their mental health and emotional wellbeing. It won the Technology and Data in Nursing category in the 2017 Nursing Times Awards
A campaign to improve digital skills among nurses has received the backing of the NHS body responsible for data and information in England.
Views on and perceptions of a paperless NHSSubscription
Health professionals in a hospital that implemented use of electronic health records in 2010 were asked about their views on moving towards a paperless NHS
Nurses need to engage with technology and help build an evidence base on how it can help them, according to one of the profession’s leading experts on the subject.
Applying speech-to-text systems in documentationSubscription
Implementing speech-to-text systems for nursing documentation requires a cultural change in the way nurses view record keeping
Improving observation with new technologySubscription
Nurses’ use of technology for patient assessment and observation is improving patient care and safety, as case studies from Croydon and Merseyside show
Using simulation to aid students’ documentationSubscription
Student nurses must recognise the need to accurately complete patient documents and can learn from their mistakes through simulation and formative feedback
Frequency volume charts provide an objective measure of bladder function, which is essential to support the correct diagnosis and treatment of urological problems
A new health data watchdog has been announced for patients’ medical information as part of plans to improve the use of technology across the NHS.
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.
How do you think mobile technology can improve efficiency? What do you think?
Jeremy Hunt, secretary of state for health, gave a speech in January in which he challenged the NHS to go paperless by 2018 to save billions, improve services and help meet the challenges of an ageing population
Following heath secretary Jeremy Hunt’s recent challenge to the NHS to ‘go paperless’ by 2018, doctors and hospitals are going to need IT tools to coordinate care electronically.
High number of IT guideline breaches in ScotlandSubscription
NHS staff in Scotland breached IT guidelines almost 500 times in the past three years, according to new statistics.
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Electronic record system preparationSubscription
Nurse leaders may need to prepare for new electronic record systems. This article advises them on the questions they will need to ask to ensure sustainable benefits for patients
Assessing the value of electronic recordsSubscription
A project investigating whether electronic records can help nurses enhance patient involvement and care planning found a range of issues to be addressed
A plan to integrate NHS patient care records is not going to work and millions of pounds may have been wasted, according to a damning report from MPs.
A trust developed an electronic tool to measure the quality of care home services, giving managers immediate feedback and an objective report on standards
Hospital nurses should “nag” their employers to adopt modern IT systems more quickly, according to a sister at a trust which has been using such technology for the last six months.
Examining the impact of electronic care records on confidentiality and nursing practice Subscription
While electronic care records offer many opportunities, they also present practical and professional challenges for nurses, which the profession must be prepared to tackle Download a print-friendly PDF file of this article here
Electronic care records give nurses access to information that can transform patient careSubscription
Electronic care records will create single, standardised records for NHS patients in England. This will ensure that the fullest clinical picture is available to all
What can nurse leaders and staff nurses do to prepare to implement electronic care records?Subscription
With electronic care records being rolled out in England, nurse leaders, managers and frontline nurses need to prepare to change how patients’ records are kept
A system that alerts specialist nurses via email and text message when a known cancer patient attends hospital has reduced stays at Doncaster and Bassetlaw Hospitals Foundation Trust.
Introducing an electronic blood-tracking systemSubscription
This article describes how Trafford General Hospital developed an electronic blood-tracking system that enables it to comply with new blood-transfusion regulations. It also records every stage of the transfusion process.