Tag: care

 

Dream or reality?

In this article I focus mainly on public sector health care consultations. It is an open ‘secret’ that UK public health services are: short of staff, doctors are overworked, many groups of staff are suffering with burnout, clinic sessions are quite time-limited, follow-up visits are few and far between, patients are often not given sufficient time and support to ask questions. Following a concentrated first consultation for between 45 to 60 minutes, it is difficult for patients to remember allRead More …

Reading the records

The delivery of healthcare is complex business. ¬†Often times records are compiled by large numbers of people in teams or extension of teams about a single patient. The vast majority of Electronic Health Records (EHRs) are text-based. Understanding a patient’s condition(s) and needs from records is often demanding of time, effort and concentration. Overall, both the delivery of healthcare and the management of health records are complex tasks, necessitating a systematic approach, efficient communication, and the use of advanced toolsRead More …