ELECTRONIC CARE PATHWAYS Sian Aynsley Information Skills Trainer South London Healthcare NHS Trust Queen Elizabeth, Woolwich OUTLINE OF THE SESSION What is an electronic care pathway? Where do they come from? How can they help me? Clinical Knowledge Summaries Map of Medicine Practical LEARNING OBJECTIVES 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 WHAT IS AN ELECTRONIC CARE PATHWAY? Electronic version of patient clinical care plans Patient-focused Evidence-based Available via database or web Text-based or visual WHERE 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 HOW CAN THEY HELP ME? Reliable Quick User-friendly (no login details to remember!) Evidence-based Focused on common conditions in primary and firstcontact care Good for training purposes Aids coordination, cooperation between: Providers Patients Carers Other organisations SCENARIO 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? CLINICAL KNOWLEDGE SUMMARIES (CKS) Formerly known as PRODIGY Produced by SCHIN and Ebsco Publishing Funded by NICE Covers mainly primary, first-contact care pathways Available at http://www.library.nhs.uk or http://www.cks.nhs.uk CKS HTTP://WWW.CKS.NHS.UK MAP OF MEDICINE 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 http://nhsevidence.mapofmedicine.com NEW: Available via NHS Evidence search! ANY QUESTIONS?