Paperless healthcare - Myth or Reality?
Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt wants the NHS to be paperless by 2018. In a directive, issued earlier this year, Mr Hunt wants patients to have digital records so that their information can follow them.
But unlike previous large scale, top-down directives, he wants this driven bottom up and by 2018 any crucial health information should be available to staff at the touch of a button. Most NHS sites hold patient related data on a variety of different media, for example, paper, microfilm and digital.
It is currently very diffi cult to identify exactly what information may be held on a given patient. This has resulted in falling standards for maintaining the patient’s acute medical record; increasing risk and leaving patients and clinicians at a disadvantage.
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