As part of our project to develop a best practice Toolkit on creating health information that works, we have published an evidence review – what does good information look like? The review was carried out in October 2014 by Grant Riches Communications Consultants. It summarises the best evidence available – from both research and practice…
Over the last 9 months PiF has been working with our members and the wider consumer health information sector to develop some best practice and guidance that will support the creation of health information that works. In January and February we will building a web resource to share this best practice and guidance, and we…
A new Patient Information Forum (PiF) research report highlights how providing information to patients and their carers improves outcomes, reduces costs and gives people a better experience of care. PiF commissioned research to identify the benefits of investing in health information. The project, which looked at over 300 studies, found that there are good business reasons…
The Patient Information Forum (PiF) has released a guide to Personal Health Records (PHRs) which highlights their benefits and sets out the challenges practitioners, managers, and patient organisations will face if they are to meet the government’s target of giving every patient access to their GP records by 2015. A PHR is a patient-controlled copy of all the health information stored about them by health and social care organisations, to which they can add their own data. Paper examples such as women’s maternity notes and children’s Red Books already exist but the NHS Information Strategy has accelerated the drive towards online access. The guide explores the benefits of PHRs from the perspective of patients and citizens, health and social care professionals, policy makers and commissioners. It also includes a wide range of UK and international case studies.
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