Welcome!

@DXWorldExpo Authors: Yeshim Deniz, Pat Romanski, Liz McMillan, Zakia Bouachraoui, Carmen Gonzalez

Blog Feed Post

Over half of NHS Trust heads expecting more Government money to foot entire cost of NHS paperless initiative

NHS workers positive about plans but see 2021 not 2018 most realistic goal for paperless NHS

London, UK -21st November 2013 - A study on the progress of the NHS paperless initiative released today has revealed the majority (82%) of heads of trust are expecting additional funding from the Government to become paperless with over half (60%) expecting them to foot the entire bill.

These and other findings come from a new study commissioned by Perceptive Software from market researchers Vanson Bourne. They interviewed 200 NHS workers including heads of trusts, IT decision-makers and healthcare professionals between August and October 2013.

The research shows disparity between NHS trust heads and other key staff on the timetable for the paperless NHS initiative. Over half (54%) of heads of trusts believe being completely paperless by 2018 is a realistic goal compared to less than a fifth of IT decision makers and healthcare professionals.

A significant proportion of people surveyed expect the NHS to be "paper light" (the main place where patient records are stored) by 2018 and those who don't see 2018 as a realistic goal for going paperless, suggest 2021 is, on average, a more genuine deadline. Out of those who haven't already digitised 100% of patient data, over half (58%) think the process will take a further two to five years to roll out.

This caution about the timetable among NHS IT decision-makers and healthcare professionals contrasts with the goal of NHS going paperless by 2018 expressed by the Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt.

There are mixed opinions within NHS institutions about at what stage the UK's NHS paperless initiative is today. NHS head of trusts reckon an average of over half (58%) of patients have digitalised records, while clinical staff think it's almost two thirds (65%). By contrast, NHS IT staff, who should have the best view on the issue, believe it is much less than half (41%).

Mark O'Herlihy, Healthcare Director EMEA, at Perceptive Software commented, "It's very positive to see the initiative is being welcomed with open arms with over 9 in 10 NHS workers aware of it and the majority (71%) indicating their clear support. Too often in the past, NHS IT initiatives have split workers on their benefits so this bodes well for success as we progress past paperlight and paperless milestones."

"Although there may be budget concerns and the need for better communication between heads of trusts and IT decision makers, we do need to be realistic, because it's no mean feat digitising thousands upon thousands of medical files and processes within multiple departments and trusts across the country. Whether the end goal is 2018 or 2021, one hundred per cent of heads of NHS trusts believe digitising medical records will improve patient faith in the NHS. At a time when patient centric care is the upmost priority, it's good to see that's what our healthcare system is aiming for," O'Herlihy added.

Almost all NHS workers see benefits in going paperless, with an average of six benefits being selected. Notably, half of all healthcare workers believe going paperless will have a positive impact on their department and two thirds think it will improve patient care.

Improvement in the ability to share records is the most commonly perceived benefit amongst all NHS workers (7 in 10). The majority of frontline staff, however, say the reduction in storage space, quicker access to data and reduction in the number of lost records as benefits - the hands-on, practicality of going paperless.

-ENDS-

About Perceptive Software (www.perceptivesoftware.com)
Lexmark's Perceptive Software (NYSE: LXK) builds intelligent capture, content management, process management, enterprise search and integration products that connect the unstructured printed and digital information across enterprises with the processes, applications and people who need it most.

Media contacts
Stacey Jones and Jenny Anderson
onechocolate communications
[email protected]
+44 207 437 0227

Source: RealWire

Read the original blog entry...

More Stories By RealWire News Distribution

RealWire is a global news release distribution service specialising in the online media. The RealWire approach focuses on delivering relevant content to the receivers of our client's news releases. As we know that it is only through delivering relevance, that influence can ever be achieved.

DXWorldEXPO Digital Transformation Stories
Dion Hinchcliffe is an internationally recognized digital expert, bestselling book author, frequent keynote speaker, analyst, futurist, and transformation expert based in Washington, DC. He is currently Chief Strategy Officer at the industry-leading digital strategy and online community solutions firm, 7Summits.
Digital Transformation is much more than a buzzword. The radical shift to digital mechanisms for almost every process is evident across all industries and verticals. This is often especially true in financial services, where the legacy environment is many times unable to keep up with the rapidly shifting demands of the consumer. The constant pressure to provide complete, omnichannel delivery of customer-facing solutions to meet both regulatory and customer demands is putting enormous pressure on...
The standardization of container runtimes and images has sparked the creation of an almost overwhelming number of new open source projects that build on and otherwise work with these specifications. Of course, there's Kubernetes, which orchestrates and manages collections of containers. It was one of the first and best-known examples of projects that make containers truly useful for production use. However, more recently, the container ecosystem has truly exploded. A service mesh like Istio addr...
Enterprises are striving to become digital businesses for differentiated innovation and customer-centricity. Traditionally, they focused on digitizing processes and paper workflow. To be a disruptor and compete against new players, they need to gain insight into business data and innovate at scale. Cloud and cognitive technologies can help them leverage hidden data in SAP/ERP systems to fuel their businesses to accelerate digital transformation success.
Digital Transformation: Preparing Cloud & IoT Security for the Age of Artificial Intelligence. As automation and artificial intelligence (AI) power solution development and delivery, many businesses need to build backend cloud capabilities. Well-poised organizations, marketing smart devices with AI and BlockChain capabilities prepare to refine compliance and regulatory capabilities in 2018. Volumes of health, financial, technical and privacy data, along with tightening compliance requirements by...
Charles Araujo is an industry analyst, internationally recognized authority on the Digital Enterprise and author of The Quantum Age of IT: Why Everything You Know About IT is About to Change. As Principal Analyst with Intellyx, he writes, speaks and advises organizations on how to navigate through this time of disruption. He is also the founder of The Institute for Digital Transformation and a sought after keynote speaker. He has been a regular contributor to both InformationWeek and CIO Insight...
Cloud is the motor for innovation and digital transformation. CIOs will run 25% of total application workloads in the cloud by the end of 2018, based on recent Morgan Stanley report. Having the right enterprise cloud strategy in place, often in a multi cloud environment, also helps companies become a more intelligent business. Companies that master this path have something in common: they create a culture of continuous innovation. In his presentation, Dilipkumar will outline the latest resear...
Everyone wants the rainbow - reduced IT costs, scalability, continuity, flexibility, manageability, and innovation. But in order to get to that collaboration rainbow, you need the cloud! In this presentation, we'll cover three areas: First - the rainbow of benefits from cloud collaboration. There are many different reasons why more and more companies and institutions are moving to the cloud. Benefits include: cost savings (reducing on-prem infrastructure, reducing data center foot print, redu...
Andrew Keys is Co-Founder of ConsenSys Enterprise. He comes to ConsenSys Enterprise with capital markets, technology and entrepreneurial experience. Previously, he worked for UBS investment bank in equities analysis. Later, he was responsible for the creation and distribution of life settlement products to hedge funds and investment banks. After, he co-founded a revenue cycle management company where he learned about Bitcoin and eventually Ethereal. Andrew's role at ConsenSys Enterprise is a mul...
When building large, cloud-based applications that operate at a high scale, it’s important to maintain a high availability and resilience to failures. In order to do that, you must be tolerant of failures, even in light of failures in other areas of your application. “Fly two mistakes high” is an old adage in the radio control airplane hobby. It means, fly high enough so that if you make a mistake, you can continue flying with room to still make mistakes. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Lee A...