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Intelligent Electronic Document Management in Healthcare: News & Updates

This one day conference focuses on a practical guide to delivering intelligent electronic document management in your organisation. The delivery of clinical care is no longer from a single place with a single record location but from multiple sites (including the patients own home) and the electronic record needs to be available in these multiple sites to improve patient care and aid clinical decision making in real time.

The conference outlines a number of different strategies for the implementation of EDM and discusses key issues including the legal framework and information governance. This will be complemented by practical case studies from NHS Trusts that have implemented Electronic Document Management in practice.

Speaker News & Presentations

Setting the standards for EDM

Professor John Williams Director - Health Informatics Unit The Royal College of Physicians – London

  • setting the standards for EDM
  • edischarge summaries, e-referrals and outpatient summaries & EDM
  • moving towards paperless practice
  • the professional records standard body

Professor John Williams Full Presentation Click Here

In his presentation Professor John Williams stated: 

"Fundamental reason for EDM is to improve patient experience and patient outcomes"

"Patients who want to, should be able to take more responsibility of their health record"

"Precision medicine will be a real game changer in the future"

"Data capture is the challenge"

Professor John Williams Abstract: Setting the Standards for EDM

Electronic Document Management (EDM) is essential if electronic records are to be organized and retrievable in the busy clinical environment.  To maximize the utility and benefit the documents must be structured using national standards. There are many documents in the record that are amenable to EDM, but there is also a need for structured records containing coded data under standard headings, so that clinical data can be aggregated for analysis, enable greater record interoperability, and support future developments such as precision medicine.  This presentation will discuss these issues, the work of the Professional Record Standards Body, and barriers and facilitators to progress.

Professor John Williams Biography:

John Williams is Director of the Health Informatics Unit at the Royal College of Physicians where he has led initiatives to develop national standards for the structure and content of patient records, and promote safer use of medical devices and apps.  The aim has been to improve the safe use of data, information and technology, enable integration of patient records across different care domains, and improve the quality and utility of data derived from the record.  He holds a chair in Health Services Research in the Medical School at Swansea University where he has led clinical trials in gastroenterology and undertaken studies using linked routinely collected data. From 2002-7 he was Director of Research and Development in Health and Social Care at the Welsh Government.

EXTENDED SESSION: Electronic Document Management: Legal issues and requirements including information governance

Norma Shippin Director of Central Legal Office & Legal Advisor NHS Scotland

  • importance and essential elements of documentation
  • access issues, security and management of risk
  • information governance and security
  • the anatomy of a claim and lessons from previous cases

Norma Shippin’s Biography:

Present position – Director of CLO and Legal Adviser to the NHS in Scotland. Accredited a a specialist in Medical negligence with the Law Society of Scotland for over 17 years.

Provide legal advice to Lothian Health Board personally and as Team Leader to a number of other Health Boards.

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8 December 2016

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