Going paperless is the way for NHS Trust
For the UK’s first NHS trust to fully computerize its medical records, data security is a top priority.
The first NHS Trust to go paperless when it comes to patient medical records is St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals.
The system which uses C Cube Solutions electronic document management software, about £1.2 million has been spent at by the Merseyside organization and the system also uses Kodak document scanners.
However, the Trust claims on operational costs this could lead to an annual saving of £1.4 million.
The Information Commissioner’s Office claiming the public sector organization was responsible for a third of all data breaches in the UK, security concerns are paramount after a number of data losses committed by the NHS.
Speaking to IT PRO, the Trust’s director of informatics, Neil Darvill, said, “The NHS could be bloody useless when it came to this area but not if you know how to do it properly. We implement everything you would anticipate, we take data security incredibly seriously and we don’t have any security breaches or data leaks.”
There might be many benefits also from the system despite the calculated risks.
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