Enabling practices to create their own e-record prompts will improve care

IMPROVING PRACTICE SOFTWARE


THE ISSUE

Some diagnoses, problems, examination findings and test results require specific action for the patient’s benefit and/or for the practice’s legal protection. 

But a number of software issues can make recognising the need for action — and then taking that action — more difficult and time consuming.

The first issue is that GPs are not always familiar with a patient’s history, which can be compounded by poor clinical record systems that fail to show, at a glance, the patient