Abstract

In many areas of health care, professionals rely on patients to provide information about their medical history. However, patients may not be able to remember details or communicate essential information relating to, for example, current conditions, medication and allergies. Currently no central system exists which serves all the UK .Therefore, an electronic, patient held health record system has been proposed as a way of improving patient safety. This development has been driven by a user centred process, from requirements capture to iterative development, longitudinal trials and dissemination. Through this process the project has raised debate and awareness amongst the public and medical professionals about power relationships within the health service and the need for the public to take a greater responsibility in matters related to their own health.

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User Centred Design, Health, It Systems

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Jul 7th, 12:00 AM

Creating an Electronic Patient Held Health Information Card

In many areas of health care, professionals rely on patients to provide information about their medical history. However, patients may not be able to remember details or communicate essential information relating to, for example, current conditions, medication and allergies. Currently no central system exists which serves all the UK .Therefore, an electronic, patient held health record system has been proposed as a way of improving patient safety. This development has been driven by a user centred process, from requirements capture to iterative development, longitudinal trials and dissemination. Through this process the project has raised debate and awareness amongst the public and medical professionals about power relationships within the health service and the need for the public to take a greater responsibility in matters related to their own health.

 

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