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No Paper, No Trauma

06 June 2013

EHI reporter Rebecca Todd visits the newly formed Barts Health NHS Trust, which has used its Cerner Millennium electronic patient record system to go paper-lite in A&E.

In the A&E department of the Royal London Hospital, Dr Malik Ramadhan is searching for a piece of paper. Not a specific piece of paper, just any old piece of paper to show EHI what patient notes used to be written on.

Barts Health NHS Trust’s clinical director for emergency medicine returns from his second search empty-handed; and we agree that I can imagine what the notes would have looked like. We then crowd around one of the many computer screens to see what they look like now.

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