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...
19 May 2013
Source: Health Service Journal 17 October 2014
Source: Reuters 17 October 2014