First Baby Since New Electronic Record System

November 3, 2022 | 1 Comment

Frances Ivy Edwards was born on Monday morning to parents Thomas and Kaitlin Edwards, and the hospital noted that “her birth represents the first Bermudian on the island who will never have had a paper BHB medical record.”

A spokesperson said, “Bermuda Hospitals Board is happy to announce the birth of the first Bermudian since the implementation of its electronic medical record. The Patient Electronic & Administrative Records Log [PEARL] is the name of the system which went live at both the King Edward VII Memorial Hospital [KEMH] and the Mid-Atlantic Wellness Institute [MWI] over the weekend.

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“Frances Ivy Edwards was born at 5:35 on Monday morning to parents Thomas and Kaitlin Edwards. Her birth represents the first Bermudian on the island who will never have had a paper BHB medical record. Her entire record will be digital.”

“There was hospital-wide excitement at Frances’ birth,” said BHB CEO & President Dr Michael Richmond. “We consider her our PEARL. Her birth is a historic event for BHB and we are pleased her parents have consented to us sharing the news, her name and photos.”

“I had read the article about the hospital moving to electronic record keeping in the media and thought it was a big step and a positive move for the hospital and the island,” said new mother Kaitlin Edwards.

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“But I never really thought about what it might mean for my child. It is exciting to recognise that she’s the first to have a paperless medical record at the hospital.

“I was born here, my husband was born here and so was our son, but she’s not just the first in our family to have a digital birth record, she’s the first in the island. It’s a fun fact she can always be proud of.”

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  1. puzzled says:

    Will she have a paperless Birth Certificate?

    Sounds good on ………………………………..paper………………OOOPS

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