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Artificial Intelligence for Patient Record Searching

Posted on 15-Jan-2019 16:17:34

 As a doctor or nurse have you ever scrolled through a patient’s records desperately trying to recall the last time they came in with a cough, complained of feeling tired or fell at home?

You know the record is there somewhere or maybe there is just a voice in the back of your head saying: “There’s something more to this.” Maybe you just gave up looking, risked frustrating the patient instead and asked them to recount their history again, just because it was quicker. 

Wouldn’t life be a lot easier if the patient record did the checking for you? Wouldn’t it be great if, as soon as you typed “cough” or “fall” or “migraine”, the electronic health record presented all the previous records for respiratory, neurological or orthopaedic consultations?

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Acknowledging Achievement & the General Practice Awards

Posted on 28-Nov-2018 17:11:39

The last decade has seen a sharp rise in the pressures placed on general practice. This includes an increased volume of work, as well as a broadening range and complexity of conditions and patients.

This makes it more important than ever to come together to show appreciation for, and solidarity with, those performing well under difficult conditions. How fitting that it should also be the tenth anniversary of the General Practice Awards.

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A GP Practice Manager's guide to motivating and engaging your staff

Posted on 20-Nov-2018 16:36:11

The secret to effective management is that there is no secret. No matter how many airport-bought paperbacks written by ‘business gurus’ tell you there is . There’s no one great key to unlocking how to become an excellent manager and inspire those that work under you. But staff motivation in general practice is a great place to start.
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The biggest problem with data quality, and how you can fix it

Posted on 16-Oct-2018 14:13:39

High-quality electronic records contain complete and accurate information about each patient's health. When your data is correct, you can rely on it and make clinical decisions with confidence. However, missing, inaccurate or non-standard information can lead to inconsistent care.

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An introduction to social prescribing

Posted on 16-Oct-2018 11:56:07


The goal of social prescribing is to improve patients' health by providing them with a non-clinical intervention. Social prescribing aims to de-medicalise health conditions and support patients to take more control of their own health. It aims to treat patients - not illness.

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Vision is the first GP system to offer EPS for controlled drugs

Posted on 04-Oct-2018 10:28:16

The Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) is a paper-free process for giving patients their medication. Today, 93.1 per cent of practices and 98.7 per cent of pharmacies in England are live with EPS.

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Clinical pharmacists: what no one is talking about

Posted on 26-Sep-2018 07:35:08

The GP Forward View describes an expanding general practice workforce that includes 1,500 more clinical pharmacists. Every practice in England will have access to a clinical pharmacist.

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3 hot tips to help you embrace online prescription requests

Posted on 19-Sep-2018 15:43:36

There's a great way to save admin time at your practice and you've already got everything you need.

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3 reasons to consider collaborative care within GP federations

Posted on 06-Sep-2018 09:54:21

A departmentalised and fragmented health service is inefficient. Information flows are weak and the patient experience suffers. Collaborative care (also known as integrated care and shared care) is a trend in healthcare reform. It can improve care in terms of quality, efficiency and the patient experience.

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Work closer with your mental health team to reduce GP workload

Posted on 31-Aug-2018 09:15:05

The number of patients needing help with their mental health is increasing. Closer working with mental health teams can reduce the pressure on GPs, and sharing medical records and diaries can make it easy to integrate these services.

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