Cambridge Experience Of Electronic Record Keeping

Event Place: Webex Online | Event Specialty: Anaesthesia | Event Duration: 60 min.

Electronic health records improve the quality of care as well as improve the convenience of accessing the records for both the providers and patients. In 2013, UK Health Secretary challenged the whole NHS to go paperless by 2018, substantiated by a report submitted by Pricewaterhouse Coopers (PwC), which estimated a potential £4.4 billion per year could be reinvested in improving care by making better use of information and technology. Cambridge University Hospitals implemented the electronic health care software “EPIC” in October 2014. We had implemented this across all parts of the hospital. We have seen lots of benefits to both providers and patients.


Learning points:

  1. Planning the implementation of electronic health records (EHR)
  2. Benefits of EHR
  3. Disadvantages of EHR


Dr Vaithy Mani
Consultant Anaesthetist

I did my medical degree in Pondicherry, India, before coming over to the UK in 2002. I did my anaesthetic training in the East Anglia region and Paediatric anaesthesia fellowship in Glasgow. I have…

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