Reflections from general practice, oncology, and renal care: a joint symposium by the Brighton and Sussex Medical School and the University of Brighton's School of Applied Social Science.
The digital revolution is transforming health care – from GP consultation to remote monitoring and emergency care – creating significant opportunities for deriving patient benefits and increasing productivity through innovation. The challenge for patients, clinicians and policymakers is to understand how to make that happen amidst increasing time and resource pressures.
As BSUH commissions a hospital-wide electronic patient record (EPR), we will explore three local settings – general practice, renal medicine and oncology – where doctors, nurses and patients are already using electronic records on a daily basis. Building on the experience of local professionals, patients and researchers, we will examine the promise, and the pitfalls, of EPRs for both practice and research.