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NHS information: revolution or evolution?

Takian, Amirhossein and Cornford, Tony ORCID: 0000-0001-9202-1498 (2012) NHS information: revolution or evolution? Health Policy and Technology, 1 (4). pp. 193-198. ISSN 2211-8837

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Identification Number: 10.1016/j.hlpt.2012.10.005


The UK's coalition government has proposed an 'information revolution' to underpin its National Health Service (NHS) reform in England. The core of this proposal focuses on boosting the flow of information throughout the NHS and improving information management and exploitation by use of integrated electronic health records (EHR). In this light, we consider the history of health information systems in England's NHS, and also draw upon our findings from a longitudinal evaluation of implementation of EHRs in English hospitals. We propose important lessons that can be learned, and on this basis present a set of principles for actions in support of the revolution. Our account emphasizes envisioning the information revolution as a long-term journey, part cultural shift and part cultural reaffirmation.

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Additional Information: © 2012 Fellowship of Postgraduate Medicine.
Divisions: Management
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HE Transportation and Communications
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
Date Deposited: 12 Nov 2012 14:29
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 01:29

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