e-Pathways: Computers and the Patient's Journey through Care

International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance

ISSN: 0952-6862

Publication date: 1 November 2003

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(2003), "e-Pathways: Computers and the Patient's Journey through Care", International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance, Vol. 16 No. 6. https://doi.org/10.1108/ijhcqa.2003.06216fae.002

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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e-Pathways: Computers and the Patient's Journey through Care

e-Pathways: Computers and the Patient's Journey through Care

De Luc, K. and Todd, J. (Eds)Radcliffe Medical Press2003ISBN 1 85775 903 6

Care pathways are being developed throughout the health service to improve the quality and effectiveness of care, but are they being developed efficiently and making the most of the latest clinical computing systems? This is the first practical guide on how Information Technology and systems methods can support the development, implementation and maintenance of "e-Pathways". Case studies throughout highlight team approaches to facilitation, clinical knowledge management, process analysis and redesign, and computerisation – providing insights into how e-Pathways can be used to support high quality patient care. The information is presented in an easy-to-read style, and requires no prior knowledge of IT systems. An accompanying CD-ROM includes supplementary information, providing useful Web site links, and additional material on specific topic areas.