Public requirements for patient-held records

J. Binnersley, A. Woodcock, P. Kyriacou, L. M. Wallace

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    Electronic patient-held record devices enable people to carry around information about their health. They need to be easily accessed in emergency situations and should provide enough information to enable front line staff to deliver effective care. Although it has been suggested that patients taking responsibility for their records could improve patient safety, little is known about attitudes towards this. In taking a user centred approach to the development of such a system, surveys were conducted with the public and health professionals. The survey of 258 members of the public showed that 85% thought patient-held records would be useful. The types of information that most people wanted to carry were name, allergies, long term conditions, current medication and blood group. A smart card design was preferred by 62% of the participants and 68% thought it should be provided free of charge.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationContemporary Ergonomics 2009
    EditorsPhilip D. Bust
    PublisherTaylor and Francis
    Number of pages6
    ISBN (Print)9780415804332
    Publication statusPublished - 21 Apr 2009
    EventAnnual Conference of the Ergonomics Society on Contemporary Ergonomics 2009 - London, United Kingdom
    Duration: 1 Apr 20091 Apr 2009

    Publication series

    NameContemporary Ergonomics 2009


    ConferenceAnnual Conference of the Ergonomics Society on Contemporary Ergonomics 2009
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Human Factors and Ergonomics


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