Ideas for a new health app

Pregnancy Initial Assessment App

This App proposal should improve information gathering and save midwives time to care for women

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To see in full our ideas for the free universal app which is needed at the start of each pregnancy see

http://www.fawdry.info/eepd/b_inp/00_intro/d_pam/PAMSum.pdf

 

Maternity IT will not become cost-effective until we use a Wiki approach towards standardising a full set of flow patterned questions and answers as set out in our article entitled "Data re-entry overload: time for a paradigm shift in maternity IT" which is (provisionally) due to be published in the October edition of the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine".

 

Using a free App in the way described seems likely to be the only way to develop the internationally standardised flow-patterned set of questions and potential answers without which practical electronic interconnectivity will be continue to be impossible to achieve. See also regarding the difficulties of maternity EPRs at

http://www.fawdry.info/eepd/b_inp/04_essays/Difficult.pdf

 

Based on my 33 years experience of both paper and electronic maternity records you can see what has been achieved so far by googling "Perinatal Data" and selecting The Electronic Encyclopaedia of Perinatal Data (EEPD) (or go direct to www.eepd.info)

And on our progress to moving our Resource document EEPD Volume 4 into a Wiki approach go to www.eepd.org.uk/wiki

I am now "retired" and living in Leighton Buzzard. Do get in touch with me. I would be happy to come to London any time to discuss matters further

Rupert Fawdry, FRCS, FRCOG.

Honorary Consultant, University Hospitals of Coventry and Warwickshire

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