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Contents tagged: care coordination and continuity of care

March 28, 2016 Europe Publication

Joining Up Care Where We Live

In April 2015 the charity Access Dorset published a video titled “Joining Up Care Where We Live”, in which citizens and patients are interviewed about their experiences with care coordination. Some respondents felt that care coordination still needs to improve. For example, according to a member of the Lypoedema and Lymphoedema Support Group, "the hospitals don't talk to the GPs" . According to a passer-by interviewed on the street, the “most unnerving thing” for a patient going to the hospital is to be asked: “So why are you here?”. On the other hand, one respondent who has a heart defect recalled a good example of care coordination. After an echocardiogram, the hospital informed her GP about the results and the GP called her to explain that her medication needed to be adjusted. With her consent, the GP immediately sent the prescription to the chemist. The video also focuses on two ...

March 28, 2016 Europe Multimedia

Joining Up Care Where We Live

In April 2015 the charity Access Dorset published a video titled “Joining Up Care Where We Live”, in which citizens and patients are interviewed about their experiences with care coordination. Some respondents felt that care coordination still needs to improve. For example, according to a member of the Lypoedema and Lymphoedema Support Group, "the hospitals don't talk to the GPs" . According to a passer-by interviewed on the street, the “most unnerving thing” for a patient going to the hospital is to be asked: “So why are you here?”. On the other hand, one respondent who has a heart defect recalled a good example of care coordination. After an echocardiogram, the hospital informed her GP about the results and the GP called her to explain that her medication needed to be adjusted. With her consent, the GP immediately sent the prescription to the chemist. The video also focuses on two ...

Feb. 15, 2016 Global Publication

The Patient-Centered Health Record

Electronic Health Records (EHR) have become a core utility in health management in last decades. In this post, Peter Elias discusses how EHR can be changed in order to place people in the center of EHR.

According to Elias, patient-centered EHR would have the following main characteristics:

  • The basic unit would be one record per patient, and patient would have direct acces to his EHR.
  • Open source would be a core value in the development of patient-centered EHR.
  • Patient would have the control of his own EHR, being able to control who can see, change or use the information contained in his EHR.
  • Clinicians could enter the patient’s EHR in multiple ways, using their propietary owned  system or using a straightforward system to access multiple individual EHR.


Currently, we have professional-centered EHR; this proposal is a first step in the search for alternatives in order to achieve an EHR ...