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Towards the Digital Hospital: Electronic Prescribing within EPR

Dr Mike Fisher, Chief Clinical Information Officer; Consultant Cardiologist at Royal Liverpool & Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust speaks at today's Electronic Prescribing In Hospitals conference on Electronic Prescribing within EPR.

In his presentation Dr Fisher discussed:

  • where eprescribing fits within our digital roadmap
  • moving beyond the hospital to whole systems
  • towards a digital hospital
  • links to the NHS five year forward view and the digital road 

In his presentation Dr Fisher stated:

"There's belief that eprescibing is the solution, the problem is the people behind the problem don't understand the problem" 

"Medication errors is the third most common cause of avoidable mortality........the current system we have in place is dangerous........ because prescribing is genuinely one of the most dangerous practices, we genuinely do have a problem"

Pre-event presentation abstract:

While there are undoubtedly genuine advantages to the deployment of electronic prescribing systems, there are many pitfalls in getting to a successful deployment. This talk will draw on over six years of practical experience of trying to deploy comprehensive ePrescribing in a large teaching hospital to try and highlight some of these pitfalls and how they might be avoided. We will look at five major areas where I believe problems can occur and consider some of the problems and difficulties that we have encountered so that others might try to avoid our mistakes!

Dr Fisher's biography

Dr. Fisher is a consultant cardiologist at the Royal Liverpool University Hospital and the Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital. He specialises in interventional cardiology and particularly in managing patients with difficult to treat angina, but has a lively interest in research and audit, which accounts for his interest in data. He has a background in IT, having worked as a programmer, operator and database administrator for ICL and the Post Office in the past and also having run his own small IT software firm. For his sins, he is also the Chief Clinical Information Officer (CCIO) for the Royal Liverpool trust!

Download the full presentation here

Future conferences of interest:

Cyber Security in Healthcare: Assuring and securing information in the NHS
Monday 7 November 2016, Hallam Conference Centre, London

Delivering a Paperless NHS: Intelligent Electronic Document Management in Healthcare
Thursday 8 December 2016, ICO Conference Centre, London

Electronic Prescribing In Hospitals: Moving Forward
Friday 27 January 2017, De Vere West One, London


6 October 2016

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