The NHS England Technology Fund is offering £260 million to facilitate the widespread adoption of modern, safe standards of electronic record-keeping in trusts. This will involve deploying standards-based interoperability, in line with the ‘connect all’ information strategy. HL7 standards have a key role to play in this deployment. "The capital fund is a catalyst to assist NHS organisations to move from paper-based to paper-light and effectively paperless, integrated digital care records." The fund is promoting the value and importance of investing in digital technology to improve the quality of care, facilitate information sharing between health professionals and patients, and increase service efeciency and patient safety.
Applications will be reviewed in August and September 2013 and awarded in October 2013.
HL7 UK wishes to ensure that all trusts wanting to know how standards can be built into their plans and proposals, will know where to find the best and most experienced advice.
Last modified 16/7/2013