Journal of Innovation in Health Informatics

Innovation in Health Informatics (formerly Informatics in Primary Care) is the house journal of BCS Health, 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 social care, health and clinical informatics. Its focus is on informatics research from the front lines of health care and how informatics can support innovation in health and health care.

We look to publish articles about how computers and information technology can be incorporated into clinical workflow and 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. Both qualitative and quantitative research will be considered.

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Vol 22, No 4

Table of Contents


In this issue: An innovative discipline needs a patient focus PDF HTML
Simon de Lusignan
Innovation in Health Informatics: much is underpinned by eHealth and better information for patients. HTML PDF
Carol S Bond 374 - 376

Letter to the editor

Mobile health and Parkinson: what is the future? PDF HTML
Marium Gul Muhammad 377 - 378

Research article

How Do Clinical Information Systems Affect the Cognitive Demands of General Practitioners?: Usability Study with a Focus on Cognitive Workload PDF HTML
Ferran Ariza, Dipak Kalra, Henry WW Potts 379 - 390
What Does ePrescribing Mean for Patients? A Case Study of the Perspectives of Hospital Renal Patients PDF HTML
Lisa Lee, Robin Williams, Aziz Sheikh 391 - 398
National Health Models and the Adoption of E-Health and E-Prescribing in Primary Care – New Evidence from Europe PDF HTML
James Brennan, Annette McElligott, Norah Power 399 - 408
“How long does it take?” A mixed methods evaluation of computer-related work in GP consultations HTML PDF
James Hayward, Susan Buckingham, Fionagh Thomson, Heather Milne, Aziz Sheikh, Bernard Fernando, Kathrin Cresswell, Robin Williams, Hilary Pinnock 409 - 425

Leading article

Using routinely collected health data for surveillance, quality improvement and research: Framework and key questions to assess ethics, privacy and data access PDF HTML
Simon de Lusignan, Harshana Liyanage, Concetta Tania Di Iorio, Tom Chan, Siaw-Teng Liaw 426 - 432

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