Microtech Group partnered with NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde with a shared ambition of reducing the strain on the NHS whist improving the care benefits of the patient.
David Marsden, the service delivery manager at NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde has written an opinion article which details the benefits of electronic document transfer (EDT) and the its future potential.
Through electronic document transfer (EDT) we have reduced the strain on NHS resources. With evidence that staff can easily spend up to 4 hours processing mail, the need for EDT became more apparent.
So what does EDT mean for NHS GGC?
Having previously rolled out the Docman GP software to all of the surgeries in this area, we knew that these processes could be implemented seamlessly.
EDT has many benefits, including the reduction of document loss and audit trail provision whilst ensuring patient confidentiality is maintained.
EDT also allows for improved information sharing. With manual mail-handling being labour intensive, surgeries were hard pressed to deal with the paperwork already present, let alone adding more. With EDT however, additional information streams are made available through electronic transfer and sharing agreements between surgeries.
So what does this mean for patient care?
Well it means that patients can be cared for using improved information in a more timely fashion.
The EDT project has been praised by GP's who have found that the improved information availability has allowed them to provide more timely interventions and quicker feedback delivery.
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