Henry W.W. Potts
A new ERA? Electronic records in ambulances: a research programme.
Potts, Henry W.W.; Jones, Matthew; Williams, Victoria; Morrison, Zoe; Porter, Alison
Professor Zoe Morrison email@example.com
In order to support the continued shift to out of hospital care, ambulance clinicians need to be able to decide which patients will benefit from being left at home, refer to alternative care providers, and ensure that appropriate patient information is passed on to them. Technology can help in a number of ways. Firstly, apps and referral tools can aid decision-making at the scene. Secondly, technology can facilitate the transfer of patient information to ambulance clinicians at the scene or even before arrival, e.g. by sharing information on past contacts with a GP, or on a DNACPR directive. Thirdly, it can support real time remote sharing of information so that, for example, an ED consultant can advise about the appropriate conveyance and care decisions while the patient is still at home. Fourthly, it can support the easy transfer of patient information to other care providers like GPs. Finally, electronic records can make data more readily available for audit, research and evaluation (Morrison et al., 2014). Data can be used in future research to inform service improvements, as well as providing ambulance services with a valuable store of information to run automated clinical and management reports, as well as defending against medico-legal action.
POTTS, H.W.W., JONES, M., WILLIAMS, V., MORRISON, Z. and PORTER, A. 2017. A new ERA? Electronic records in ambulances: a research programme. Ambulance today [online], 14(1), pages 33-35. Available from: https://ambulancetoday.co.uk/ambulance-today-archive/
|Journal Article Type||Article|
|Acceptance Date||Mar 31, 2017|
|Online Publication Date||Mar 31, 2017|
|Publication Date||Mar 31, 2017|
|Deposit Date||Sep 15, 2020|
|Publicly Available Date||Sep 21, 2020|
|Publisher||Ambulance Today Ltd|
|Peer Reviewed||Peer Reviewed|
|Keywords||Electronic patient records; Ambulances; Technology; Ambulance clinicians; Electronic record systems; Appropriate care|
POTTS 2017 A new ERA
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