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'Paperless' patient records system announced

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Hospital patients’ records in Scotland will be replaced with a new £44m computer system, the Scottish Government has announced.

The technology aims to pave the way for a paper-free NHS in Scotland, improving security and giving staff more time for other tasks.

The Patient Management System will manage bookings, waiting lists, report test results and allow staff to keep track of patient records more easily, the Scottish Government said.

Six health boards covering 70% of the population have signed up to the new technology and the remaining boards will join “in the coming months”.

Health Secretary Nicola Sturgeon launched the system during a visit to Monklands Hospital in Airdrie, where it was being tested.

She said: “This new system will be much more efficient, faster and more secure than outdated paper-based systems. It also frees up money to be spent on frontline services and is better for environment.

“Benefits for patients and staff include improved security, faster test results, staff being able to share information more quickly and having staff freed up to carry out other tasks.

“It will also reduce the number of times patients have to give repeat information, which I know can be incredibly frustrating.”

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