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Integrated Care Pathways and the Electronic Patient Record: An Overview

Integrated Care Pathways and the Electronic Patient Record: An Overview ORIGINAL ARTICLE Integrated Care Pathways and the electronic patient record: an overview Sean Brennan Northgate Itgo rrn at io rz Sol M t ions INTRODUCTION This provided the UK for the first time with a national initiative, established to impose some order The use of Integrated Care Pathways (ICPs) in the upon the stubborn disarray in the market for health routine delivery of health care in the UK is still in its service information solutions. Key to this initiative infancy. Whilst there is excellent work underway in was the expectation that Trusts would not wish to many centres, it will be some time before the use of abandon systems and solutions which had already been ICPs in the UK National Health Service (NHS) can installed and which had become integral to the Trum’ be considered widespread. work processes (termed ‘legacy systems’). Instead, The ability to develop, update and store electronic Trusts were encouraged to ‘grow’ their network of ICPs will facilitate the wider application of this pro- applications, focusing on: cess which will have a major effect on improving the integration (every application should be available effectiveness of clinical care delivery. Whether ICPs to users at every terminal, and http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Integrated Care Pathways SAGE

Integrated Care Pathways and the Electronic Patient Record: An Overview

Journal of Integrated Care Pathways , Volume 5 (2): 5 – Aug 1, 2001

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© 2001 SAGE Publications
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1473-2297
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10.1177/147322970100500202
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ORIGINAL ARTICLE Integrated Care Pathways and the electronic patient record: an overview Sean Brennan Northgate Itgo rrn at io rz Sol M t ions INTRODUCTION This provided the UK for the first time with a national initiative, established to impose some order The use of Integrated Care Pathways (ICPs) in the upon the stubborn disarray in the market for health routine delivery of health care in the UK is still in its service information solutions. Key to this initiative infancy. Whilst there is excellent work underway in was the expectation that Trusts would not wish to many centres, it will be some time before the use of abandon systems and solutions which had already been ICPs in the UK National Health Service (NHS) can installed and which had become integral to the Trum’ be considered widespread. work processes (termed ‘legacy systems’). Instead, The ability to develop, update and store electronic Trusts were encouraged to ‘grow’ their network of ICPs will facilitate the wider application of this pro- applications, focusing on: cess which will have a major effect on improving the integration (every application should be available effectiveness of clinical care delivery. Whether ICPs to users at every terminal, and

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Published: Aug 1, 2001

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