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E LECTRONIC C ARE P ATHWAYS Sian Aynsley Information Skills Trainer South London Healthcare NHS Trust Queen Elizabeth, Woolwich.

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1 E LECTRONIC C ARE P ATHWAYS Sian Aynsley Information Skills Trainer South London Healthcare NHS Trust Queen Elizabeth, Woolwich

2 O UTLINE OF THE S ESSION What is an electronic care pathway? Where do they come from? How can they help me? Clinical Knowledge Summaries Map of Medicine Practical

3 L EARNING O BJECTIVES Find out more about electronic care pathways Think about how electronic care pathways might be useful in a clinical setting Learn how to use two types of electronic care pathway programs using practical examples

4 W HAT IS AN E LECTRONIC C ARE P ATHWAY ? Electronic version of patient clinical care plans Patient-focused Evidence-based Available via database or web Text-based or visual

5 W HERE DO THEY COME FROM ? Started taking off around 2002 Integral part of the NHS NPfiT programme Number of providers – mostly private companies Nimbus Oasis SCHIN / Ebsco (CKS) Map of Medicine Controversial Managed care Patient choice Clinical autonomy Cost v. quality

6 H OW CAN THEY HELP ME ? Reliable Quick User-friendly (no login details to remember!) Evidence-based Focused on common conditions in primary and first- contact care Good for training purposes Aids coordination, cooperation between: Providers Patients Carers Other organisations

7 S CENARIO A 30 year old man presents with a sore eye after getting “something” in it while out jogging this morning How are you going to manage him?

8 C LINICAL K NOWLEDGE S UMMARIES (CKS) Formerly known as PRODIGY Produced by SCHIN and Ebsco Publishing Funded by NICE Covers mainly primary, first-contact care pathways Available at or

9 CKS HTTP :// WWW. CKS. NHS. UK

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12 M AP OF M EDICINE Started around 2001 Developed as a collaboration between UCL and Royal Free Hampstead NHS Trust Acquired by Informa plc in 2005, now owned by Hearst Corporation Covers primary and secondary care pathways Available at NEW: Available via NHS Evidence search!

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