UK: XEROX's NEW $ 15Mil CONTRACT

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UK: XEROX's NEW $ 15Mil CONTRACT

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    http://www.printweek.com/digital/news/927440/NHS-Trust-turns-Xerox-patient-record-digitisation/
    NHS Trust turns to Xerox for patient record digitisation
    UK: XEROX’s  NEW  $ 15Mil CONTRACT
    Xerox
    has secured a £12.8m contract with Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS
    Trust to handle both the digitisation and complete management of its
    health records.The 10-year managed service contract, which involves
    sixty NHS staff moving to Xerox in a TUPE agreement, began at the
    beginning of August.As part of the deal, Xerox will scan all patient
    records using its intelligent character recognition technology that
    will allow the documents to be accessed through an online portal.

    In
    doing so, medical staff through the trust will be able to view the
    records that contain patient information such as administrative and
    appointment data.Andy Jones, director and general manager of Xerox
    Global Services in Europe, said its management service “is a reliable
    and trusted outsourcing solution that will help the Trust to realise
    genuine operational benefits and innovative new ways of working”.He
    added: “It will increase efficiency – a benefit that will directly
    impact on patient care – while also saving money, reducing paper usage
    and reducing the Trust’s environmental impact.”

    According to
    John Rostill, chief executive of Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS
    Trust, the move as part of “a real effort to reduce the paperwork” at
    the trust.He said: “Moving to an electronic record system is something
    that we should have done a long time ago but I am delighted that we are
    going to be one of the pioneers in this area.”It will revolutionise the
    way our staff work and make a considerable impact on patient care and
    safety.”