IPCHS. Integrated People-Centred Health Services


Contents tagged: electronic health record

Oct. 5, 2017 Global Publication

Integrated care: better and cheaper

Integrated care improves health, increases quality of care and lowers costs. These three goals, this Triple Aim in other words, are achieved in many examples from all over the world: from Alaska to New Zealand, from Western Europe to South Africa. However, disseminating all these good examples is easier said than done, as nationwide implementation means the simultaneous realisation of the following six components of integrated care:

1. Multidisciplinary care pathways and decision trees

2. Patient self-management and shared decision-making by patients and professionals

3. Guaranteeing professional and patient- perceived quality

4. Population-based funding and shared savings

5. An Electronic Health Record and e-health

6. Servant leadership and a strategy for change management.

These are the conclusions Guus Schrijvers draws in his book Integrated Care: better and cheaper. His conclusions are based on more than 500 studies from the 1960s until mid-2016. In addition, he also draws on his own ...

Nov. 23, 2020 Europe Publication

Finding the Person in Electronic Health Records. A Mixed-methods Analysis of Person-centered Content and Language

The co-creation and sharing of documentation of person-centered care is important, but challenging in clinical practice. Online access to health records is considered essential to increase patient participation and empowerment in person-centered care provision.

The aims of this study were (1) to identify the extent of person-centered content in medical inpatient records and discharge letters; (2) to describe the characteristics of the language and rhetoric used in discharge letters.

Established norms for documentation in healthcare are a barrier to person-centered documentation. Patients’ needs and preferences about documentation should be explored to increase understanding of how person-centered documentation can be achieved in clinical practice.