Created by Sunita Sharma, consultant obstetrician at Chelsea and Westminster, the Mum and Baby app will be rolled out across the country.
The single maternity record will enable clinical information to be shared between four hospitals in the region, improving quality of care for patients.
NHS Digital tasked 135 maternity providers in England with completing a self-assessment of their digital progress, including their adoption of electronic health records, data-sharing and offering service users access to online services.
The clinical system is being rolled out in a ‘phased’ deployment over nine months at Pilgrim Hospital in Boston and Lincoln County Hospital, as well as five satellite clinics and a number of community sites in Lincolnshire.
Digital Health News spoke to Philip Graham, digital programme lead at Healthier Lancashire and South Cumbria ICS, spoke about the digital rebook project.
The system allows an up-to-date and accurate version of a women’s full health record, including scan reports, to be available digitally in one place.
New mums who experience mental ill health are to be given access to consultations through Skype as part of further new investment in perinatal mental healthcare.
The Royal Hospital for Children in Glasgow are undertaking a trial that allows parents to be updated on their premature babies.
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From April, parents of the 136,000 babies born across London each year will be able to access an eRedbook to manage their children’s health online.
Baroness Cumberlege’s latest review of maternity services made several recommendations on IT systems; and could prove to be a turning point for innovation and adoption. Kim Thomas reports.