Digital dictation and voice recognition software supplier SRC has announced that it has signed an agreement with document management specialist PCTI Solutions to enable NHS trusts to deliver electronic documents to GP surgeries.

The agreement means PCTI’s Electronic Document Transfer solution, which captures documents from hospital systems and transfers them to GP practices, has been integrated with SRC’s WinScribe digital dictation, template management and document production systems.

The companies claim the solution will provide a cost-effective means for trusts to meet the target of delivering discharge summaries within 24 hours from April next year. They say it should also enable significant savings on printing and delivery costs.

GPs using Docman EDT will be able to receive electronic documents into a central location for filing to the patient record and onward workflow. Practices where Docman is not deployed will be able to receive documents electronically using EDT.

Chris Hart, chief executive officer at SRC, said the partnership meant SRC could now provide a solution from recording through to final distribution.

He added: "The electronic document distribution capability has the potential to deliver immense benefits to our customer base of over 45 trusts.”

Philip Young, development director at PCTI Solutions, said the partnership would offer more users to benefit from the company’s electronic document transfer solution and help hospitals bridge the gap between document production and delivery.

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