Tagged electronic patient records


NHS Trusts need clinicians to lead the way with digital

When you dump technology on people, they will reject it, says Toby Avery, CIO of Surrey and Borders NHS Foundation Trust. Speaking at the recent Healthcare Partnership Network event in Leeds, Avery explained how real digital change is about collaboration and co-design, and making sure clinicians are at the heart of digital delivery.  When it…


Software provider signs deal to provide two Trusts with EPR system

Digital care software provider Servelec has signed a contract to provide Dudley and Walsall Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust and Black Country Partnership NHS Foundation Trust with its Rio EPR system. The system aims to enable greater interoperability throughout both organisations, enhance the flow of information securely, and create a single view of the patient…


Hospital Trust selects electronic patient record provider

Hull University Teaching Hospital NHS trust has chosen Patients Know Best (PKB) to deliver is digital platform to residents within Yorkshire and Humber. The trust, which operates two main hospitals (Hull Royal Infirmary and Castle Hill Hospital) will be using PKB to empower patients to self-manage their care and to create cash savings for the…


Top 10 tips to prepare for a digital future in the NHS

John Culkin, director of information management, Crown Records Management has spoken about NHS England’s digital future, citing the target 2020 deadline for electronic patient records as a potentially unrealistic ambition. Culkin writes that the government’s insistence upon modernising the NHS comes from both an influx of data and a higher demand for the health service….

Clinicians spend more than half their time dealing with clinical documentation

Clinicians spend more than half the day dealing with documentation, survey finds

A new UK report measures the impact of inaccurate and incomplete clinical documentation on patient care, clinicians and Health Trust operating costs Published by Nuance Communications, the report, entitled ‘The Clinical Documentation Challenge,’ uses the ‘Business Value of IT’ methodology to identify, measure and monetise the value of clinical documentation challenges. The research, conducted by…

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