E-pathways: Computers And the Patient's Journey Through Care by Kathryn de Luc, Julian Todd

By Kathryn de Luc, Julian Todd

Care pathways are being built through the overall healthiness carrier to enhance the standard and effectiveness of care. This advisor appears to be like on the capability of data know-how and platforms tools for aiding the advance, implementation and upkeep of "e-Pathways". Case reports all through spotlight group methods to facilitation, medical wisdom administration, approach research and remodel, and computerization - offering insights into how e-Pathways can be utilized to help top of the range sufferer care. this article calls for no past wisdom of IT structures. The accompanying CD-ROM comprises the entire textual content of the publication, necessary web site hyperlinks, heritage fabric and trial method modelling software program. medical professionals, nurses, managers all through fundamental and secondary care and healthcare info know-how experts and providers should still locate this quantity of curiosity. members are Anne Brice, Charles Bruce, Jessica Flower, Paul Frosdick, Nick Gaunt, David Jones, Maxine Jones, Bala Kainth, Louise MacPherson, Shiv Naraynen, Malcolm Oswald, David Rodrick, Susan brief, John Thornbury and Pat Williams.

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When this has been achieved, the higher aims of knowledge management, which are to improve practice by sharing know-how, achieve rapid access to a core of accredited knowledge resources and encourage a community of practice to solve problems, will become realistic. The clinicians, working with the clinical librarians or information professionals, will need to assemble the clinical knowledge base to inform the care pathway from its various components. The following five sections of this chapter explain the concepts and resources required to do this.

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The ten steps to care pathway development include: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 project plan the development obtain information, including clinical evidence/guidelines scope the care pathway process map and redesign services design the care pathway documentation plan the changes in process train the staff test (or pilot) the care pathway sign off the care pathway ongoing maintenance/reviewing and updating of the care pathway. There are few studies analysing the clinical information needs particularly 20 • e-Pathways related to the development of care pathways, but as a minimum steps two, three, four and five require access to the clinical evidence to inform the content of the care pathway.

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