Hunt announces £260 million technology investment for Digital NHS


Hunt announces £260 million technology investment for Digital NHS

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has today unveiled a new £260 million technology fund for hospitals.

The fund is set to be used to improve technology around different systems, including prescriptions. The 'electronic prescribing' involves computer generated prescriptions being sent by doctors directly to pharmacies, linked to barcodes unique to each patient to cut errors and improve safety.

The announcement pointed to studies that had shown that the use of technology can cut prescription...

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Source: Public Technology
19 May 2013

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