Working in a challenging financial environment, Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Trust (CHT) wanted to go ‘paper-lite’ as part of a major business change programme. They wanted to:
NPS was chosen to manage the end-to-end implementation of a corporate-wide electronic document management solution, alongside scanning 68m images and re-designing processes.
“We were determined to completely change the way we dealt with medical records because we were clear on the benefits we could achieve.” ~ Katherine Fletcher, General Manager, Outpatients & Records at Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Trust
Significant savings were achieved by cutting out the time spent locating and delivering case notes to nursing staff. Information is now available to staff within seconds. Efficiency savings were on track to be worth over £1 million per year.
By digitising 68 million images, 150,000 square metres of accommodation space was also freed up. This saved a further £200,000 each year.