On 26th May 2010, Dr Hannan presented to the Primary Health Care Specialist Group
summer conference how access to the GP electronic health records may help residents in Nursing Homes. He talked about how successful access to the GP records has been in general at Haughton Thorney Medical Centres for those patients that are able to provide an EXPLICIT CONSENT process. However to date no patients in a nursing home have been granted access to the records. There are a number of reasons for this. At the same time, many patients are being poorly managed inside nursing homes
because the tools we have developed in General Practice such as the electronic health record and the infomation contained within it as well as tools like the Map of Medicine
are not accessible by clinicians in the home and the residents as well as their families are unable to access the information in the same way as those living outside the nursing home. There are however some challenges to enabling access to the records in nursing homes. Of course there are other methods of sharing information in nursing homes too. Dr Hannan explores these issues as well as sharing ideas on how he plans to overcome the challenges in conjunction with the local Care Record Development Board
, NHS Tameside & Glossop
, the Care Quality Commission
, the General Medical Council
Click on the video below which was recorded after the event to see what he talked about.
for a link to a PDF of the talk that was delivered (7MB file so may take a few minutes to load)
During the conference, John Parry, TPP's
clinical director, informed the audience that they hope to enable SystmOne to allow patients to access the records in about 2 months time. Although there is no official press statement yet on their website, there is an article on page 11 of their newsletter
which informs the reader of their plans.
to see the abstract to Dr Hannan's paper "Providing patients online access to their primary care computerised medical records: a case study of sharing and caring" and how to purchase the original paper too.
to learn more about how Haughton Thornley Medical Centres is informing patients on issues relating to access to the GP electronic health records
to see the latest guidance on sharing records with patients that is being quality assured by the Royal College of GPs and commissioned by NHS Connecting for Health. The guidance was originally produced by Dr Bran Fisher, Dr Richard Fitton and Dr Hannan, members of the Records Access Collaborative
based on their collective experience of enabling patients to access their records online and following discussions with a number of interested parties including the General Medical Council, the MDU and MPS, NHS CfH, a number of interested clinicians as well as patient groups including Diabetes UK, National Asthma Campaign and the Long Term Conditions Alliance as well as others.
to learn more about Information Governance training
for further information re Map of Medicine
to view the International Council of Medical and Care Compunetics
submission to the World Health Organisation to ensure every citizen on the planet is given the right to access their medical records and views from around the world on discussions around this area. We are not alone in supporting this initiative.
to see an article in e-health insider
and see what others think of the initiative as well as sharing your ideas too
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