Informatics in Primary Care

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Informatics in Primary Care is a journal of the Health Informatics Specialist Group of BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT.  It publishes high-quality research papers, literature reviews and letters from both researchers and practitioners in the fields of health and clinical informatics and its focus is on informatics research from the front lines of health care. 

We look to publish articles about how computers and information technology can be incorporated into clinical workflow, be used to measure quality and health outcomes.  We are interested in how computerised medical records can better record the clinical status of patients and can be used to measure the quality, safety and efficiency of health care professionals and organisations – including primary care, hospital, mental health, and social and community care.  The scope of the journal also includes integrated care and how genetic data might be used to enhance health care.

The electronic archive of recent volumes of Informatics in Primary Care (from 2001 - 2012) can be accessed free of charge on IngentaConnect. The electronic archive of older volumes of the journal (from 1995 - 2000) is available online courtesy of PRIMIS. They can be accessed free of charge at


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The electronic archive of recent volumes of Informatics in Primary Care (from 2001 - 2012) can be accessed free of charge on IngentaConnect.

The electronic archive of older volumes of the journal (from 1995 - 2000) is available online courtesy of PRIMIS. They can be accessed free of charge at

Posted: 2014-01-29
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Vol 21, No 3

Table of Contents

Systematic review

Does smart home technology prevent falls in community-dwelling older adults: a literature review HTML PDF
Eva Pietrzak, Cristina Cotea, Stephen Pullman 105-112
Approaches and challenges to optimising primary care teams’ electronic health record usage HTML PDF
Nancy Pandhi, Wan-Lin Yang, Zaher Karp, Alexander Young, John W. Beasley, Sally Kraft, Pascale Carayon 142-151

Research article

Growing up with confidence: using telehealth to support continence self-care deficits amongst young people with complex needs HTML PDF
Sharon Levy, Lisa Henderson, Caroline McAlpine 113-117
The collection and utilisation of patient ethnicity data in general practices and hospitals in the United Kingdom: a qualitative case study HTML PDF
Zoe Morrison, Bernard Fernando, Dipak Kalra, Kathrin Cresswell, Ann Robertson, Aziz Sheikh 118-131
Can we predict a national profile of non-attendance paediatric urology patients: a multi-institutional electronic health record study HTML PDF
Ruth A. Bush, Vijaya M. Vemulakonda, Sean T. Corbett, George J. Chiang 132-138

Short report

How do GPs versus GP trainees adapt to electronic health records? A Portuguese pilot study HTML PDF
Filipe Prazeres 139-141

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Online ISSN 1475-9985 - Print ISSN 1476-0320. Published by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT