Electronic patient records: the view from maternity

Jones, A., Henwood, F. and Hart, Angie (2002) Electronic patient records: the view from maternity British Journal of Midwifery, 10 (10). pp. 635-639. ISSN 0969-4900

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Abstract

The Government has made the development and implementation of electronic patient records (EPRs) central to its strategy for a new, modernised NHS. EPRs are intended to improve the organization and communication of clinical information, reduce duplication, and lead to increased patient involvement in the management of both their health record and their care. The results from this survey of maternity units in England and Wales have enabled the authors to make a preliminary assessment of how far the maternity services are prepared for such developments and how likely they are to accept them. The first of three articles, will report on how current record-keeping practices in maternity, and the legacy of existing maternity information systems are all likely to present considerable challenges for the policy and implementation of EPRs.

Item Type:Journal article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Maternity services; Medical information systems; National Health Service; Records management
Subjects:G000 Computing and Mathematical Sciences > G500 Information Systems
B000 Health Professions > B700 Nursing and Midwifery
Faculties:Faculty of Health and Social Sciences > School of Nursing and Midwifery
Faculty of Science and Engineering > School of Computing, Engineering and Mathematics
ID Code:1145
Deposited By:editor snam
Deposited On:28 Mar 2007
Last Modified:07 Jan 2014 15:29

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