NHS Scotland has chosen PCTI’s Docman Electronic Document Management and workflow software system for 16 prisons in a contract worth more than £100k over five years. The contract will see The Docman Scottish Partner Company Microtech install and support the solution over the coming months.
Docman has been designed to enable easy access to patient information therefore allowing prison staff fast and reliable access to prisoner’s health records. This will replace the current manual process for prison staff and will also allow the electronic transfer of documents when patients are transferred between prison establishments or released. Docman will be hosted centrally in NHS Grampian alongside the INPS’ Vision system.
PCTI have previously been awarded the National contract to provide all of Scotland’s GP’s with Docman and EDT Hub. By using this technology in association with nationally agreed document standards, the way in which GP’s manage clinical letters and patients has been transformed.
Chris McMail, MD, Microtech Support Ltd, adds: “We are delighted at Microtech to be deploying this innovative product to Scottish Prisons on behalf of PCTI. Presently prisoner’s community records are not available within prisons; records are managed manually which proves problematic when prisoners are transferred. Having easy, secure access to prisoner’s health information is a vital component of the success of the Scottish Prison Service and we are pleased to be involved in integrating a reliable and secure system to allow this.
Ric Thompson, MD, PCTI Solutions, “We are really pleased to be working with NHS Scotland on another national project. The partnership we have with NHS Scotland is a great example of how sustainable benefits can be achieved for both patients and NHS Staff whilst reducing on-going costs. Our vision is to help the NHS to deliver paper free care.”