'Paperless' appears to be a buzzword these days and we guarantee you'll hear it in all types of industries, healthcare included. However, for even the most ardent advocates of good ol'fashioned pen and paper, going paperless is a very attractive prospect.
Why go paperless?
Aside from the obvious space-saving benefits of a paperless office (think fewer heavy-duty filing cabinets blocking out the sunlight), there is the other benefit of reduced costs. Just imagine all the money that is saved on printer ink, inevitable printer call-outs, and of course paper! Together with improved productivity, one of the key benefits is the improved security that a paperless office brings.
Matt Hancock calls for a paperless NHS
In a recent speech, Mark Hancock, Health and Social Care secretary called for the NHS to embrace a paperless culture. His primary reason for this is the added security that digital communication provides. It's inevitable that paper brings more data breaches, there's no avoiding that. Whereas digital technology means that the work place is more safe and secure than ever before.
The other huge benefit of going paperless and which Matt Hancock has spoken about in recent speeches on the subject, is how going paperless improves patient care. Therefore it appears that going paperless really is the way forward for healthcare.
At the Jeesal Group, a new policy has recently been introduced that talks about the vision to 'continuously innovate and improve processes' . This 'Paperless Policy' highlights how the use of technology can improve the care that is provided and ensure that staff work in a 'safe and secure' manner. It also mentions the benefits to the natural world and how the Jeesal Group are keen to play their part in the sustainability of the environment.
It's clear that going paperless really is the way forward.