ICMCC

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record access

17
April, 2014
Thursday

Medical records rules broken, NHS admits

Nick Triggle, BBC News

“Medical records appear to have been wrongly given to the insurance industry by the health service, the NHS admits.
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26 February 2014 | No Comments »
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Hospital records of all NHS patients sold to insurers

Laura Donnelly, The Telegraph

“The medical records of every NHS hospital patient in the country have been sold for insurance purposes, The Telegraph can reveal.
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25 February 2014 | No Comments »
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NHS England delays care.data scheme to ‘build understanding’ of benefits

Alex Matthews-King, Pulse Today

“NHS England has announced it will delay its flagship data-sharing scheme for six months, to allow managers more time to ‘build understanding of the benefits’.
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19 February 2014 | No Comments »
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A New Way to Satisfy Doctors’ Interest in Electronic Health Records Exchange

PR.com

“A recent survey conducted in the UK revealed that 94 % of surveyed doctors believe patients should have some access to their health records in an electronic form (Accenture, 2013). However, only 11 % of them disclosed that they are currently able to provide such access for their patients.
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5 February 2014 | No Comments »
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NHS VistA and NHS Open-Source

Woodcote Consulting

“There is much widely publicised interest from NHS England in encouraging the development and implementation of open-source software in the NHS with the debate raging in a number of forums, notably on EHI where this article and the comments it has generated are vital reading for anyone interested in this issue.
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9 July 2013 | No Comments »
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U.K. Considers VA’s VistA System To Expand Open-Source Software

iHealthBeat

“The United Kingdom’s National Health Service has announced it is assessing the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ VistA electronic health record system as it investigates how to expand the U.K.’s open-source software development programs to meet the country’s health IT needs, Modern Healthcare reports.
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4 July 2013 | No Comments »
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Failure to use linked health records may lead to biased disease estimates

Medical Xpress

“Failure to use linked electronic health records may lead to biased estimates of heart attack incidence and outcome, warn researchers in a paper published in BMJ today.
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22 May 2013 | No Comments »
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Completeness and diagnostic validity of recording acute myocardial infarction events in primary care, hospital care, disease registry, and national mortality records: cohort study

Herrett E et al, BMJ, 346

Objective
To determine the completeness and diagnostic validity of myocardial infarction recording across four national health record sources in primary care, hospital care, a disease registry, and mortality register.

Design
Cohort study.
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22 May 2013 | No Comments »
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Are Patients From Mars and Health Care Professionals from Venus? – Part 1

Michael Seres, beingapatient

“It has been a little while I know. Sometimes though the patient in me rears its ugly head again and I have to get out of blogger mode and in to being a bowel transplant patient. That is kind of a long winded apology but The Churchill Hospital, Oxford has seem a little too much of me of late.
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7 May 2013 | No Comments »
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Two thirds of doctors support introduction of electronic health records

PublicTechnology

“Technology company Accenture has unveiled its latest research which has found that almost two thirds of doctors in England believe that the introduction of electronic health records has improved the quality of patient care.
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24 April 2013 | No Comments »
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United Kingdom Eyes VA’s Electronic Health Record

Bob Brewin, NextGov

“The Veterans Affairs Department and the United Kingdom’s National Health Service have teamed up to share ideas, strategies and leadership for development of health information technology, opening the possibility that the NHS could use VA’s electronic health record system.
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26 March 2013 | No Comments »
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GPs not there on records access – survey

e-Health Insider

“The overwhelming majority of GP practices are not ready to implement the government’s flagship NHS IT pledge to give patients online access to their records by 2015.
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21 February 2013 | No Comments »
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U.K.’s EHR Scheme To Copy Obamacare

Gary Flood, InformationWeek Healthcare

“More details have emerged about ambitious plans to roll out electronic health records (EHRs) in the U.K.’s socialized health system, despite the catastrophic failure of a previous $19 billion program to do just that.
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23 January 2013 | No Comments »
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Hospitals to have e-records by 2014

Jon Hoeksma, EHI Primary Care

“NHS hospitals will need to have operational electronic patient records working by April 2014 to meet the data flow requirements set by the NHS Commissioning Board and as a milestone towards making the NHS paperless by 2018.
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23 January 2013 | No Comments »
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The implications of e-health system delivery strategies for integrated healthcare: Lessons from England

Eason K, Waterson P. International Journal of Medical Informatics, 2012

Purpose
This paper explores the implications that different technical strategies for sharing patient information have for healthcare workers and, as a consequence, for the extent to which these systems provide support for integrated care.

Methods
Four technical strategies were identified and the forms of coupling they made with healthcare agencies were classified. A study was conducted in England to examine the human and organizational implications of systems implemented by these four strategies. Results were used from evaluation reports of two systems delivered as part of the NPfIT (National Programme for Information Technology) and from user responses to systems delivered in two local health communities in England. In the latter study 40 clinical respondents reported the use of systems to support integrated care in six healthcare pathways.
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29 December 2012 | No Comments »
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Better access to patient records is essential to make the NHS a safer place

Peter Dawson, The Guardian

“Two weeks ago one of our patients, a 59-year-old woman with a diagnosis of vascular dementia and epilepsy, living alone with the daily support of carers, had been treated in hospital after an apparent fall. She was back home, but required further supplies of her new medications.
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18 December 2012 | No Comments »
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GP contract to reward records access

Rebecca Todd, EHI Primary Care

“The Government’s proposed GP contract changes will include new payments for GPs who offer patients online access to their health records.
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11 December 2012 | No Comments »
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‘Medical Moneyball’ pitches winning health-informatics formula

Julie Bird, FierceHealthIT

“Health informatics has the same potential to find game-changing medical treatments by sifting through patient data as the sports-loving computer geek who helped the lowly Oakland A’s build a winning baseball team in “Moneyball,” the Boston Herald reports.
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21 August 2012 | No Comments »
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The Freetext Matching Algorithm: a computer program to extract diagnoses and causes of death from unstructured text in electronic health records

Shah AD et al, BMC medical informatics and decision making, 12(1)

BACKGROUND:
Electronic health records are invaluable for medical research, but much information is stored as free text rather than in a coded form. For example, in the UK General Practice Research Database (GPRD), causes of death and test results are sometimes recorded only in free text. Free text can be difficult to use for research if it requires time-consuming manual review. Our aim was to develop an automated method for extracting coded information from free text in electronic patient records.
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21 August 2012 | No Comments »
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Guide exults virtues of patient access to GP records

Practice Business

“A guide to personal health records (PHRs) released by the the Patient Information Forum (PiF) has highlighted the challenges that practices face in reaching the government’s target of giving every patient access to their GP records by 2015.
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14 July 2012 | No Comments »
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