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Friday, June 21, 2019

The Art & Science of Health: [conceptual scraps iii]

In clinical administration and informatics the question of 'ownership of information' is one of what I've described as legacy problems. Here's a stab at a definition:

A legacy problem is characterised by being:

An aspiration that presents as a problem due to its scale, complexity, and the fact that they are passed-on from one generation of professionals to another. As such legacy problems are common across disciplinary and professional groups. They are embedded within professional education, teaching, learning, practice, management and are expressed in successive  policy developments and within public and media discourse. In scale legacy problems are inherited by new learners and governments.
This is admittedly a broad brush treatment - and a work in progress (I focus upon and list the characteristics). Here, I'm not concerned with the whys and wherefores, or the minutiae. (Perhaps this post is a result of not burn-out(!?) but professional and organisational exposure otherwise known as experience?)

Clinically then legacy problems include:
  • integrated care;
- across physical, mental health and social care
- between disciplines (location, co-working - teams)
- as experienced by the patient, carer (as proxy)
- financially
  • holistic care;
  • person centred care;
  • reflective practice;
  • critical thinking;
To these we can add:
  • the electronic health record
    • and as mentioned above 'ownership' of the record (as a whole and the data within).
The question is - are the above being miscategorised? Are they problems or features of healthcare that no matter how much you might wish you cannot dodge them?

Records are critical to the definitions of being a professional and professionalism - public safety, care planning and delivery, accountability, responsibility, research... Perhaps though the existence and consequent longevity of the above are bound to give rise to their analogues and not just their solution, but how they are framed?

Comprehensive record anyone and is that a computer before me...?

What are your thoughts - h2cmng@yahoo.co.uk I'd be pleased to hear from you. Can you add to the list?

To be continued ... [ and there's the legacy conundrum that is the National Health Service? ]

See also:

Daniel Bayley: The problem with Patient Online and the NHS App
Related posts i & ii:

The Art & Science of Health: [conceptual scraps i]

The Art & Science of Health: [conceptual scraps ii]