The Touch Screen Information System at John Bell & Croyden
The visual impact Healthpoint system is the latest manifestation of the touch screen information system. Using the latest technology the system allows John Bell & Croyden customers to access health care information.
The Healthpoint system delivers information on over 3000 health topics. All the information is medically referenced and is presented in a format that is easy to understand. The use of videos with over 400 topics and fifteen hundred pictures in the database helps illustrate and educate about certain medical conditions and is a huge factor in its’ popularity. The database covers an enormous range of health topics from heart disease, diabetes, smoking, vitamin and mineral supplements to sport and travel information.
The information on each topic covers definition of the medical condition, signs and symptoms, causes, health management, dietary advice and signposting. The key elements behind this is to provide excellent health information free of charge and to encourage the patient to participate in the management of their own well-being and health. This will be a key factor in the future of health care in the UK and for the future of the NHS.
A further benefit of the Healthpoint system is that it provides John Bell & Croyden with a statistical breakdown on what health topics are being accessed on an anonymous basis. This can be used to determine what resources should be allocated to support certain medical conditions.
One of the key questions asked about the Healthpoint system is the quality assurance on the information provided. The entire information database has been checked by the National Pharmaceutical Association and has attained promoted product status. This was achieved in September 2003 and any subsequent information updates are subjected to close scrutiny and inspection before been released. In June 2004 the Healthpoint also received the Centre for Health Information Quality (CHIQ) kite mark for the quality of the information. The database is updated every three months by CD Rom with new topics added all the time.
John Bell and Croyden are proud to be providing this service to its clientele.
The Healthpoint advice system is located inside John Bell & Croyden.
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