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Medical record
A medical record or health record is a systematic documentation of a patient's medical history and care. The term 'Medical record' is used both for the physical folder for each individual patient and for the body of information which comprises the total of each patient's health history. Medical records are personal documents and there are many ethical and legal issues surrounding them such as the degree of third-party access and appropriate storage and disposal. Medical records are traditionally compiled and stored by health care providers but personal health records maintained by individual patients are becoming increasingly popular. The links shown on this page feature the key word ′Medical record' in their stories:
Patient records system for diabetes centre
Diamond.NET patient records software from Hicom will be used at the Diabetes care centre at Bedford Hospital
BSC to speak at work and safety forum
Experts from the British Safety Council will meet in Beijing for the Work and Safety forum to speak on the topic of leadership within the industry
Thermometer Hygrometer sends data to smartphones
A blue-tooth based instrument from Bel-Art enables environmental monitoring from smartphones using the Durac thermometer hygrometer
Clinical document management improvements at Islington CCG
The use of Docman Vault from PCTI will help the Islington Clinical Commissioning Group to manage access to clinical documents
Survey indicates NHS IT security gaps
Mobile healthcare puts strains on IT department capability of maintaining high data security levels in the NHS, according to a new report
Digital assessment of nursing risk
East Lancs Hospitals have moved away from paper based risk assessments for nursing staff to a digitised form
Study examines cyber security in the healthcare industry
Increased cyber threats in the healthcare sector not being addressed with mitigation plans, according to new report
Automated interface improves device safety records
Rigel analysers now share advanced interface with EQ2 clinical equipment management system for medical device safety record handling
Barnsley NHS employs RFID tracking for records management
Physical records and assets at Barnsley hospital are being tracked and managed with the help of the iFIT RFID based tracking system
Socitm membership for ForeScout Technologies
ForeScout has joined the Society of Information Technology Management as a silver partner for the delivery of public benefit IT products and services
Software platform supports a million patients
Exco InTouch has reached the 1 million patient level in the reach of the company's scalable software platform
Patient records software for easier information access
Health workers, care providers and patients can have easier access to medical records with new patient engagement software from InterSystems
RFID smart cabinet for medical inventory control
SATO brings the internet of things to inventory control with the PJM smart cabinet using RFID technology
Bradford hospital migrates to vendor neutral image archive
BridgeHead Software and partner companies have assisted Bradford hospital in migrating from National PACS archiving to the HealthStore VNA
Web based clinical system from diabetes centre
The University Hospital of Wales will use a web based paediatric diabetes care management system for effective data management and communication
Wireless network provides unified access at NHS trust
Alcatel Lucent is providing The Royal Brompton and Harefield with a data centre and wireless network for managing communications and improving patient care
New network technology provides the mobility, reliability and connectivity to streamline healthcare delivery
A recent market report predicts the growth in medical-device connectivity is expected to grow over 800% worldwide between 2013-2019. But without the right network access, connectivity and management, wired or wireless devices will never realise their full potential to streamline healthcare delivery.
Flowchart-based, hardware-independent machine vision software targets medical device manufacturing
Matrox Imaging has announced Design Assistant 4 (DA 4) vision software, a hardware-independent integrated development environment (IDE) that lets users easily create an application flowchart and HMI and take projects from concept to completion in record time, without the need for conventional progra
High-flow polysulfone coupling for healthcare industry
LinkTech Couplings, a supplier of quick couplings and valves is to launch its 60PS series of high-flow couplings made of Udel polysulfone (PSU) resin from Solvay Specialty Polymers for healthcare and industrial applications.
Electronic patient records for mental health service
The mental health service of Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS trust will use integrated electronic patient records
Support for HIMSS Europe patient care model
Orion Health has expressed its support for the new model proposed for the evaluation of technological capabilities in European patient care
Electronic observation system for NHS Trust
The e-Observations decision support system for patient outcome improvements through electronic observation will be installed in Hull and East Yorkshire hospitals
Cardiovascular information system for NHS Trust
Diagnostic and clinical communications have been improved at the Royal Berkshire with the use of McKesson Cardiology
Integrated care system breaks down attendance barriers
The use of EMIS Web in north London is helping to reduce non-attendance rates from patients with long term care requirements
First stage connected care programme goes live
West country hospitals have gone live in the first stage of a shared patient data record programme
Data archiving project underway at UK NHS Trust
Stalis is assisting a London NHS Trust in the migration and archiving of patient records to form an electronic patient records system
Community clinical system for Bromley Healthcare
A community services provider has taken the EMIS clinical system for patient records and centralised appointment booking
Business development specialists join CluePoints
CluePoints expands its staff with the recruitment of three specialists for expanding the market for risk based monitoring
Data and storage management for healthcare organizations
Healthstore for Flexpod provides healthcare providers with comprehensive data and storage management for clinical and administrative systems
Key appointments made at network security specialist
ForeScout Technologies is supporting its future growth plans in Network Access Control with the appointment of three senior company officials
Print management software reduces costs and waste
New software from Dell helps healthcare organisations reduce the burden of printing with an associated reduction in paper wastage and operating expenditure
East London hospital prevents unnecessary admissions with EMIS
EMIS Web is helping Newham General Hospital in East London to meet targets through the prevention of unnecessary admissions
Olympian joins campaign for bone and joint health
World javelin record holder Steve Backley joins BMI Healthcare campaign to improve awareness of bone and joint health
Health information exchange simplification
Software from Orion Health provides simplification for the integration of Health Information Exchange systems
Renal denervation programme to be discontinued
Poor market development in renal denervation has caused Covidien to exit the programme prior to completion
Patient administration system for Northumbria
NHS Foundation Trust in Northumbria implements new Silverlink Patient Administration System from Stalis
Patient privacy monitoring for complex programmes
Larger carer providers now have access to a new patient privacy monitoring system from FairWarning for reduced administration workload
E-Prescribing market report
A report is available covering the global market to 2017 for the electronic prescription market
Breast implant registry to launch in the UK
Device identification and tracking system to be used as part of the new UK breast implant registry for improved patient safety
Where next for healthcare portals?
The term 'web portal’ was an IT buzzword in the late 1990s and while use of the term declined in the IT industry, it has been on the rise in the NHS. Everyone it seems is looking to develop a portal: patient portals, clinician portals, management portals explains Dr Joel Ratnasothy, medical director
East Lancs hospitals gain electronic prescribing software
The Ascribe Electronic Prescribing and Medicines Administration system has been installed at the East Lancashire NHS Trust in northern England
Peripheral Vascular Device market report
Report available on the global market for peripheral vascular devices out to 2018
Record sales of compounding automation robots
Health Robotics has seen record sales in 2013 for its oncology and non-hazardous IV sterile compounding automation systems
Web based patient engagement using health informatics platform
Mobile and web enabled patient engagement system provider makes use of InterSystems health informatics platform for improved information delivery and retention
Chesterfield hospital demonstrates improvements with patient tracking
IT is proving to be of significant benefit in improving patient care and tracking them through the system at Chesterfield Royal Hospital
Digital and mobile communications to help improve patient care
Spectralink explains how hospitals are missing an opportunity to move from paper to digital records as a step to improving quality of patient care
Secure electronic medical imaging exchange
Electronic exchange of medical images enables cost reduction for healthcare providers whilst meeting regulatory requirements
Image management project for Gateshead Health
BridgeHead is supplying the Gateshead Health NHS trust in England with multi-staged image management vendor neutral archive
Connected ECG system on show at Medica 2013
Welch Allyn is attending Medica 2013 with its connected ECG system, integrated LED lamp and disposable blood pressure cuff
Managing information for NHS care in the community
John Sanderson of Hicom examines the evolution of care in the community for the NHS and the changing information management requirements associated with it
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