In 2012, the UK Government issued a mandate for commissioning which includes a section on the digital age and the use of technology. To quote from the mandate
‘In a digital age, it is crucial that the NHS not only operates at the limits of medical science, but also increasingly at the forefront of new technologies‘
The short Department of Health animation above illustrates some of the benefits of digitalisation of notes. There is further information at the Department of Health’s ‘Digital Challenge‘ website.
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