Factors facilitating effective use of electronic patient record systems for clinical audit and research in the UK maternity services

Jones, A., Henwood, F. and Hart, Angie (2005) Factors facilitating effective use of electronic patient record systems for clinical audit and research in the UK maternity services British Journal of Clinical Governance, 10 (2). pp. 126-138. ISSN 1477-7274

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Abstract

Purpose – This paper examines the factors that made services more or less effective in using electronic patient record systems to produce clinical information for clinical audit and research. Design/methodology/approach – Case studies of the use of electronic patient record systems in three maternity services in England, using qualitative research methods (semi-structured interviews, observations and shadowing). Findings – There were many contributing factors in each case site. The three main groups of determining factors were these: the resources devoted to, and acceptability to midwives of, the “IT midwife”; maternity managers prioritisation of information related matters; the relationship of maternity information systems with Trust-wide systems. Originality/value – Provides services with lists of factors they need to consider if they want to maximise the benefits realised for clinical audit and research from existing and new electronic patient record systems.

Item Type: Journal article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Clinical audit; Clinical governance; Maternity services; Medical information systems; National Health Service; Records management
Subjects: L000 Social Sciences > L500 Social Work
B000 Health Professions > B700 Nursing and Midwifery
DOI (a stable link to the resource): 10.1108/14777270510594308
Faculties: Faculty of Health and Social Sciences > School of Nursing and Midwifery
Faculty of Science and Engineering > School of Computing, Engineering and Mathematics > Social Informatics
Depositing User: editor snam
Date Deposited: 10 Apr 2007
Last Modified: 21 May 2014 11:01
URI: http://eprints.brighton.ac.uk/id/eprint/352

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