Mother, Daughter and Childs Daughter

Women and Newborn Health Service

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PHR Design Process

Pilot Report

Aims of Working Group

To produce a document that:

  • could record all antenatal care regardless of medical or antenatal complications
  • could be held by the pregnant woman
  • would contain pertinent information for the woman and all her carers

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Principles of Design

  • promote information sharing among women, health professionals hospitals and diagnostic services
  • provide a guideline for evidence based practice
  • promote documentation of care
  • promote coordinated antenatal care
  • discourage transcribing
  • protect the integrity of the record

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Design Process

2004 - mpowher

  • Extensive consultation, discussion and multidisciplinary meetings were utilised to develop a draft document that was presented to identified stakeholders for discussion.

  • A process of use of the document was also formulated and presented to this group.

  • Stakeholders requested that a pilot of the draft document be undertaken to test the content and structure of the document. Utilisation and efficacy of such a document was already well documented.

  • The draft document was piloted in 2003 by 73 women, 25 General Practitioners and two maternity hospitals. TheImage denoting PDF file formatPilot Report was released in November 2003.

  • Following the Pilot the document was reviewed by the working party and changes requested by the pilot participants were considered and, where appropriate implemented in changes to the content and layout of the document. Click to see a photograph of the mpowher.

2005 - PHR

  • A survey to women and health professionals who used mpowher was utilised to discover what worked and didn't work with mpowher.

  • A multidisciplinary working group including Obstetricians, Midwives, General Practitioners and the KEMH Liaison GP was convened.

  • The multidisciplinary working group considered all issues raised by users of mpowher and drafted a 2005 version of mpowher, changing the name to the Pregnancy Health Record (PHR).

  • 20,000 PHRs were printed in September 2005 for distribution within Western Australia.

  • To reduce the bulk of the record theImage denoting MS Word file formatInstructions for Use and the References used in some of the documents have been removed from the PHR and placed on this website.

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Pilot of Mpowher

mpowher was piloted in 2003 by 73 women, 25 General Practitioners and two maternity hospitals. TheImage denoting PDF file formatPilot Report was released in November 2003.

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