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Funding for hospitals to go digital

17th May 2013
laptopstethoscope1Health secretary, Jeremy Hunt, has announced a new £260 million fund to increase the use of technology in hospitals.

The fund will be used to replace paper based systems for patient notes and prescriptions, and is a critical stepping-stone in helping hospitals go digital by 2018.

The fund will be used primarily for electronic prescribing, though it will also be used for creating electronic systems, linked to patient records, which talk to each other across hospitals.

NHS hospitals can bid for the money to fund projects but in order to be eligible, they must demonstrate that these will lead to better, safer care.

Details about how to apply for the fund will be published soon.

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Article Information

Title: Funding for hospitals to go digital
Author: Martine Hamilton
Article Id: 24167
Date Added: 17th May 2013

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