Mental health information systems : problems and opportunities

  title={Mental health information systems : problems and opportunities},
  author={Paul Lelliott},
Medical and nursing staff in acute specialities spend up to 25%of their working lives collecting, analysing, using and communicating information (Audit Commission, 1995). It is likely that staff delivering mental health care, which often involves services and staff based in a number of locations and inter-agency collaboration, spend just as much of their time on these activities. Despite this enormous expenditure of time and effort, problems of poor recording of information, and failed… CONTINUE READING
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