A review of the potential benefits from the better use of information and technology in health and social care’ – NHS – 16 January 2013

Posted on January 21, 2013. Filed under: Health Informatics | Tags: |

A review of the potential benefits from the better use of information and technology in health and social care’ – NHS – 16 January 2013

“The potential benefits to staff and patients of greater use of information and digital technology in the NHS and social care are shown in a new study, published today.

The study, commissioned by the Department of Health from Price Waterhouse Coopers, found that measures such as more use of text messages for negative test results, electronic prescribing and electronic patient records could improve care, allow health professionals to spend more time with patients and save billions of pounds.

The report says that a potential £4.4billion per year could be reinvested in improving care by making better use of information and technology.”

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Media on this in eHealth Insider – 16 January 2013: Hunt wants paperless NHS in five years

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