Patient safety and IT trends

November 25, 2015

Source: Nursing Management 46/11 pp. 24-26

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Date of publication: November 2015

Publication type:  Journal article

In a nutshell: Being able to capture and document patient data at the point of care in an electronic format brings with it many benefits. However, there are inherent risks that come with the use of health information technology that may impact on patient safety and data integrity.  This article discusses how to minimise such risks.

Length of Publication:  3 pages

Some important notes:  Please contact your local NHS Library for the full text of the article. Follow this link to find your local NHS Library

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An evaluation of the impact of the key information summary on GPs and out-of-hours clinicians in NHS Scotland

September 30, 2015

Source:  Scottish Medical Journal 60/3 pp. 126-31.

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Date of publication:  August 2015

Publication type:  Journal article

In a nutshell:  Implemented during 2013, key information summary is one of the first national shared electronic patient records. It enables GPs to share clinical information with unscheduled care providers, including out-of-hours. This evaluation identified the impact of key information summary on healthcare services. The vast majority of responses showed that key information summary enhances patient safety, improves clinical management, reduces hospital admissions, empowers clinicians, aids communication across services and enables decisions to be responsive to patients’ needs. Out-of-hours clinicians would like more key information summaries, all well-completed and including social care information.

Length of Publication:  6 pages

Some important notes: Please contact your local NHS Library for the full text of the article. Follow this link to find your local NHS Library