How much paper is it worth scanning as part of an electronic document management project? It’s a fraught question, but the answer seems to be ‘less than you might think’ and ‘only what you plan for’. Kim Thomas reports.
A Southampton hospital plans to digitise its existing patient records and replace paper processes with electronic forms using Hyland’s electronic document management system OnBase by Hyland, before closing its records library in 2017.
A Birmingham hospital trust has halted plans to scan its entire library of paper patient records.
As it moves towards paperless working by the end of the decade, the NHS will need both electronic patient record and electronic document management systems. But what, exactly, is the role of EDM? And why has uptake been relatively slow?
The chief information officer of Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust arrived from global pharma with a remit to transform its IT operations. Sam Sachdeva talks to her.
Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust will digitise 850,000 patient notes over the next three years using an electronic document management system from OpenText.
To scan or not to scan, that is the question… facing Johan Waktare, a consultant at Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital, and clinical lead on its electronic patient record.