The frequently-made promise about electronic patient record systems is that they will cut the amount of time that clinicians spend making notes – so bolstering the time that can be spent on patient care. But, argues Dmitry Garbar, more needs to be done if this promise is to be fully kept.
The portal will provide 3,500 health and care professionals with access to patient information from eight IT systems once the roll-out is complete.
Electronic patient records have reached two of the remoter parts of the UK, with the deployment of InterSystems’ TrakCare to Shetland and Orkney.
Yeovil District Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has successfully gone-live with TrakCare as its new electronic patient record.
An electronic patient observations system has been developed and rolled out in Oxford.
Warrington and Halton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has implemented CSC’s Lorenzo electronic patient record.
Thousands of paper patient records held at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary have been destroyed after flooding at the hospital.
Dr Robert Wachter, US celebrity author of ‘The Digital Doctor’, will lead a review into the digital future of the NHS, health secretary Jeremy Hunt has announced.
Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust has gone live with a new version of the Meditech electronic patient record.
Community pharmacists in the UK should have read and write access to full electronic records for their patients, says the Royal Pharmaceutical Society in a new campaign.