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Health Insights June 2017

HEALTH INSIGHTS JUNE 2017 – MANCHESTER

Jane Dwelly, Director of Strategy, HIMSS UK opened the Spring/Summer series of Health Insights. The series began in Manchester and is travelling to Birmingham, London and Leeds throughout June. This is the first series Jane has chaired since taking up her post with HIMSS UK.

Jane explained how she has called this Health Insight Series ‘Data Saves Lives’ and that the series was delivered in collaboration with Connected Health Cities, a £20 million, three-year pilot project funded by the Department of Health.

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FED-IP: the Federation of Informatics Professionals

 

A CAMPAIGN WAS LAUNCHED AT THE eHEALTH WEEK IN LONDON ON 3RD MAY 2017 THAT INVOLVES YOU, IHRIM MEMBERS.

The campaign is known as

Well Connected: Informatics Professionals for Better Wellbeing’.

Essentially it is asking those who work with clinical information or clinical records, in whatever capacity, to take on this campaign, pledge to make a difference, and get involved.

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Records Management and Data Quality - St Georges London

Two patients came to “severe harm” after their data was not completed properly at a teaching hospital.

St George’s University Healthcare Foundation Trust confirmed to HSJ this week that a clinical harm review had so far found two people who had experienced “severe harm”.

In a statement, the £600m turnover trust said the clinical harm group had so far carried out 104 patient assessments and found 92 cases of no harm and 10 cases of “low harm”.

The record keeping for elective treatment at St George’s has been investigated since last summer, when a consultancy firm found incomplete records for patients on the trust’s patient administration system.

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April for Clinical Coders – Lauren Saxton ACC

 

April for Clinical Coders – Lauren Saxton ACC

If you were to ask someone what they associate with April they will probably answer one of the following; the clocks going forward and lighter nights, Easter, April showers, lambing season.

Ask a Clinical Coder what April means to them and they will tell you; year end and the introduction of new standards.

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ICO action against NHS Organisations

Here are just some examples in which the Information Commissioners Office (ICO) has taken action against NHS organisations.

If you are interested in reading about other cases please go to https://ico.org.uk/ and at the bottom of the Home Page click on ‘ACTION WE’VE TAKEN’ then use the filter to simply look for those relating to health SECTOR to narrow down your search, or leave it as ALL SECTORS

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