It’s not just in England where health staff are trying to minimise delays for patients after the go-live of e-record systems.
A report on Arabian Business.com says that patient registrations at a maternity hospital in Abu Dhabi, which has installed a state-of-the-art Cerner system, are taking up to 40 minutes to complete, a spokesperson for Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA) said.
“The problems at Al Corniche Hospital are ‘transitional’, and once the system is fully up and running it will improve the quality of patient care on offer, a SEHA spokesperson added. “Once we get over this hump it will be fine. But it may take three to six months. It’s going to change, but at the moment everybody has to learn how to step into the 21st century.”