Person-centred Records is a collaboration between Scotland’s Digital Health & Care Innovation Centre (DHI) and NHS Grampian.
NHS Grampian is committed to the implementation of electronic inpatient record keeping in order to provide a more effective and efficient service for the patients admitted to their hospitals. The DHI design team, which is led by researchers from the GSA Innovation School, employed design innovation methodologies to ensure that the recommendations for change placed the person at the centre.
We worked with NHS Grampian staff across all disciplines to co-design and prototype a person-centred, multi-disciplinary, electronic record that will follow the patient on their journey from admission to discharge.
The Person-centred Records (PCR) project builds on the DHI’s work with NHS Scotland and the Open Innovation Programme in 2017, which resulted in a streamlined one-page nursing record that has since been implemented in NHS Grampian and has been shown to save nurses time and support them in their focus on the patient. The plan to digitise and innovate this record continues and formed part of our remit for PCR.