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Challenges to implementing NPfIT: Computerised medical history is key to connecting health

BMJ 2005; 331 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.331.7515.516-c (Published 01 September 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;331:516
  1. Huw Llewelyn, physician (Huw.Llewelyn@whittington.nhs.uk)
  1. Whittington Hospital, London N19 5NF

    EDITOR—Hendy et al suggest that before Connecting for Health can work, its national programme managers will have to improve communication with frontline staff.1 But there also needs to be an improved approach to communication that connects us as frontline staff with each other and our patients. This can be achieved by producing a computerised medical history.

    A computerised medical history can be updated by the last doctor to see the patient to help …

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