On 12 July the Audit Commission published For Your Information, a well researched report about information and its management in acute hospitals in Britain, how and why it is failing, and steps that clinicians, managers, and the NHS should take to correct this.
This article discusses why information management matters to clinicians and considers the problems identified by the Audit Commission-most of which will strike chords with doctors-and possible remedies.
Finally, it decribes possible routes to adminsiter these remedies and the proposal, recently supported by the BMA Council, for a national centre for health informatics with the goals of educating and enthusing clinicians about informatics, empowering them to participate in local and national information management decisions ; exploring how information can be used to improve patient care and outcomes ; and evaluating clinical information systems and helping to realise their benefits.
Mots-clés Pascal : Homme, Information, Gestion, Hôpital, Angleterre, Grande Bretagne, Royaume Uni, Europe
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Human, Information, Management, Hospital, England, Great Britain, United Kingdom, Europe
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0446807
Code Inist : 002B28E. Création : 01/03/1996.