Welcome!

@DXWorldExpo Authors: Yeshim Deniz, Pat Romanski, Elizabeth White, William Schmarzo, Liz McMillan

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
Tapping into blockchain revolution early enough translates into a substantial business competitiveness advantage. Codete comprehensively develops custom, blockchain-based business solutions, founded on the most advanced cryptographic innovations, and striking a balance point between complexity of the technologies used in quickly-changing stack building, business impact, and cost-effectiveness. Codete researches and provides business consultancy in the field of single most thrilling innovative te...
Atmosera delivers modern cloud services that maximize the advantages of cloud-based infrastructures. Offering private, hybrid, and public cloud solutions, Atmosera works closely with customers to engineer, deploy, and operate cloud architectures with advanced services that deliver strategic business outcomes. Atmosera's expertise simplifies the process of cloud transformation and our 20+ years of experience managing complex IT environments provides our customers with the confidence and trust tha...
With the introduction of IoT and Smart Living in every aspect of our lives, one question has become relevant: What are the security implications? To answer this, first we have to look and explore the security models of the technologies that IoT is founded upon. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Nevi Kaja, a Research Engineer at Ford Motor Company, discussed some of the security challenges of the IoT infrastructure and related how these aspects impact Smart Living. The material was delivered interac...
Intel is an American multinational corporation and technology company headquartered in Santa Clara, California, in the Silicon Valley. It is the world's second largest and second highest valued semiconductor chip maker based on revenue after being overtaken by Samsung, and is the inventor of the x86 series of microprocessors, the processors found in most personal computers (PCs). Intel supplies processors for computer system manufacturers such as Apple, Lenovo, HP, and Dell. Intel also manufactu...
Darktrace is the world's leading AI company for cyber security. Created by mathematicians from the University of Cambridge, Darktrace's Enterprise Immune System is the first non-consumer application of machine learning to work at scale, across all network types, from physical, virtualized, and cloud, through to IoT and industrial control systems. Installed as a self-configuring cyber defense platform, Darktrace continuously learns what is ‘normal' for all devices and users, updating its understa...
At CloudEXPO Silicon Valley, June 24-26, 2019, Digital Transformation (DX) is a major focus with expanded DevOpsSUMMIT and FinTechEXPO programs within the DXWorldEXPO agenda. Successful transformation requires a laser focus on being data-driven and on using all the tools available that enable transformation if they plan to survive over the long term. A total of 88% of Fortune 500 companies from a generation ago are now out of business. Only 12% still survive. Similar percentages are found throug...
OpsRamp is an enterprise IT operation platform provided by US-based OpsRamp, Inc. It provides SaaS services through support for increasingly complex cloud and hybrid computing environments from system operation to service management. The OpsRamp platform is a SaaS-based, multi-tenant solution that enables enterprise IT organizations and cloud service providers like JBS the flexibility and control they need to manage and monitor today's hybrid, multi-cloud infrastructure, applications, and wor...
The Master of Science in Artificial Intelligence (MSAI) provides a comprehensive framework of theory and practice in the emerging field of AI. The program delivers the foundational knowledge needed to explore both key contextual areas and complex technical applications of AI systems. Curriculum incorporates elements of data science, robotics, and machine learning-enabling you to pursue a holistic and interdisciplinary course of study while preparing for a position in AI research, operations, ...
CloudEXPO has been the M&A capital for Cloud companies for more than a decade with memorable acquisition news stories which came out of CloudEXPO expo floor. DevOpsSUMMIT New York faculty member Greg Bledsoe shared his views on IBM's Red Hat acquisition live from NASDAQ floor. Acquisition news was announced during CloudEXPO New York which took place November 12-13, 2019 in New York City.
Codete accelerates their clients growth through technological expertise and experience. Codite team works with organizations to meet the challenges that digitalization presents. Their clients include digital start-ups as well as established enterprises in the IT industry. To stay competitive in a highly innovative IT industry, strong R&D departments and bold spin-off initiatives is a must. Codete Data Science and Software Architects teams help corporate clients to stay up to date with the mod...