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The objective of going paperless by 20XX requires a comprehensive informatics strategy which will, over time, support the clinical processes with intelligent clinical systems and facilitate the sharing of information and data across multiple organisations. It is imperative that the quality of the clinical and administrative data contained within this digital record is 100% accurate.

At present however, the clinical record is not in one place or on one medium: it is spread over multiple computer systems with some of it on paper and some digital*
(* Throughout this survey, the term 'digital' records is used to represent the myriad terms for describing electronic/computerised clinical data and EPR systems.)

The survey intends to get a better understanding for how each organisation delivering health and social care is managing the data quality issues across the NHS's  (In England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland) and the transition from paper records to digital ones.

Your help with this is greatly appreciated and the results will be circulated when the survey is completed.


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* 1. Which Organisation do you belong to? (Select multiple options if applicable)

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* 2. Where do you work? (You can select multiple answers if appropriate).

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* 3. What sector do you work in? (Multiple selections are possible)

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* 4. Please select a job description/title that best describes yours. (Select multiples if your role covers more than one!)

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* 5. Who (ie what role) in your organisation is operationally responsible for the management of clinical records (paper and or digital)

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* 6.
Does your organisation have a Data Quality Kitemark?

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* 7. All clinical records / data is sensitive, however some data is often considered  'highly sensitive'. Examples could include Staff clinical records, records relating to Sexual Health, records from patients considered to be of 'celebratory' status.
How does your Electronic Patient Record (epr) control access to Highly Sensitive data?

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* 8. In your organisation, please describe how data inaccuracies and/or duplicate records managed in the PAPER health record/casenote

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* 9. In the event of incorrect data/results/letters being filed in the wrong patients (PAPER) casenotes, what is the process for correcting this?

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* 10. Do you 'cull' your PAPER records if so please describe the process in the comments box.

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* 11. (Even if it is NOT you) in the event of incorrect or inaccurate data being found in the digital health record, who corrects it?

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* 12. In your organisation, is the original inaccurate data left in situ or deleted completely from your digital health record

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* 13. Do you currently 'cull'/delete your digital health records?

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* 14. In your digital health record, how do you manage record duplicates ( ie two or more separate record instances of the same patient)

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* 15. What do you believe is the biggest barrier to a successful implementation of a digital health record?

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* 16. Please enter your email address if you are willing to be contacted for a follow up.

Many thanks for completing this survey. If you have any additional comments or feedback please email Sean Brennan (comms.director@ihrim.co.uk)

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