Could the NHS lead the way in becoming a paperless service?

By Matthew Thompson | 29th July 2013 | 1 min read

Over recent years we have seen an increase in businesses focussing on “green initiatives” and trying to reduce their carbon footprint. The NHS could be leading the way in this, with plans to make the switch to a “paperless” service by 2018.

Earlier this year Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt challenged the NHS to become paperless by 2018 saying “the NHS cannot be the last man standing as the rest of the economy embraces the technology revolution”

“Only with world class information systems will the NHS deliver world class care”.

The announcement explained how switching to a paperless NHS would save the government billions, while improving services and helping meet the challenges of an ageing population.

This means that widespread use of technology across the NHS will soon become the norm, with workers and patients being able to access key documents in digital forms, via a smartphone or tablet.

You can read the full announcement here.

IRIS OpenPayslips allows businesses to switch to e-payslips, effectively eliminating a huge amount of printing on a weekly or monthly basis. With IRIS OpenPayslips, employers can send their employees’ payslips directly to a secure online portal, where they can then be viewed at the employee’s leisure, through a smartphone, tablet or computer.

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