An electronic clinical correspondence project involving the Docman Hub has been recognised at the recent Public Sector UK Paperless Awards. Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust (KMPT) were a finalist in the ‘Paperless Project of the Year’ category.
The Electronic Discharge Notification Project (EDN) utilises the Docman Hub to deliver correspondence digitally to GP Practices across Kent and Medway and is having a positive impact on patients and other stakeholders including GPs. The project delivers patient discharge data electronically into a GP’s secure workflow process in advance of a patient’s discharge. The previous method was to physically send hard copies of records to services.
The project has helped the trust to improve the patient experience and provided more support for staff.
Josie Broady, Head of Clinical Information Systems & Records Management, at KMPT said: “We were delighted to be a finalist at the Paperless Awards and the national recognition for this project is rewarding. Docman were instrumental to the project and worked alongside us to successfully deliver the EDN. GP practices across Kent and Medway now receive an electronic discharge summary, reducing the risk of paper summaries being misplaced or going astray”.
The trust also uses Docman’s Enhanced Monitoring Service to improve efficiency and productivity.