“ Paperless ”. Prof Jonathan Kay Clinical Informatics Director NHS England email@example.com. Overview. Starting points Why it matters My experiences of trying to make it happen How to make it easier. Starting points. Current processes and technology
Prof Jonathan Kay
Clinical Informatics Director
Jeremy Hunt, the health secretary will launch the project on Wednesday alongside a report claiming it could save nearly £5bn a year, after the costs are taken into account. He said it should also improve patient care and save lives.
"More importantly [than money] it can save billions of hours of time so nurses can spend more time with patients if they are not behind the nurses station trying to fill out forms," Hunt said. "And I think it can save thousands of lives. A lot of the safety problems in the NHS – people being prescribed with the wrong medication, and 'never events' where people have the wrong arm amputated – it's wrong to say technology is the panacea but it can make a big, big difference."