Features, PublicNet: 15 May, 2015

As the dust settles on the general election and attention begins to turn to how the newly-elected Conservative majority government will implement the policies detailed in its manifesto, Tony Pickering looks at the NHS and the seemingly growing challenges around its paperless mission.

A recent Freedom of Information (FoI) request revealed that with only three years remaining until the deadline for a paperless NHS, two-thirds of medical professionals still rely on pen and paper for recording information. While targets are in place to ensure this is not the case in 2018, there are significant steps the NHS must take in order to achieve this feat – and these should start long before new technology is even talked about.

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