Some Comments on EMR from the British Experience

   Posted by: dhcsoul   in EMR

Your first time here? Welcome, I'm glad you've dropped in.... David Soul (aka Bricoleur)

In this article on CanadianEMR the comments of Dr. Mike Bainbridge (Head of Clinical Application Design for the National Programme for IT in the NHS, England) during a visit to Vancouver are recorded including this note wrt to electronic prescribing:

“the trick seems to not overload
the physician with a lot of annoying warnings. The Prodigy project in
the UK was to provide physicians with help on adverse reactions but it
was a failure because the physicians turned the application off because
of the annoyance factor.”

The comments also include notes that nomenclautures and classification systems serve very different functions and describes (briefly) the difference between SNOMED and ICD.

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