Trade association Intellect has published a paper titled ‘NHS Information Evolution’ which looks at how the NHS can make better use of technology, particularly to achieve Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt’s aim for all patient records to become paperless by 2018.
According to the report, when it comes to using IT in health service, “we are going around in circles”. It recommends certain changes, such as exploring what the architecture looks like that allows information to flow horizontally and follow the patient; giving sustainable improvements to patients in terms of information sharing, information transparency, enhanced patient safety, patient choice and patient involvement; as well as creating a level playing field for all size companies to innovate in an open, trusted environment.
The report also says that the NHS can lean from successful websites like lastminute.com when it comes to booking GP appointments and amazon.com for the delivery of care packages.
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As part of our series on the Cloud, Adam Evans, Partnership Director from Agilisys recently caught up with Sean Green, Head of ICT at Tower Hamlets and Independent director of London Grid for Learning to talk about the potential of the London SuperCloud, and how it can help to deliver public services more effectively in the capital.