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Norfolk hospital to digitise all medical records

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Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (NNUH) today announced a contract with the EDM Group to scan and digitise new and existing paper medical records.

The digital transformation project is expected to release space, time and resources and will help clinicians to make a fully informed decision based on readily available information.

EDM Group will scan over 140 million images in the first year of the contract and around 236 images are expected to be captured over four years.

The project also aims to remove as much paper as possible within the shortest possible time frame.

Anthony Lundrigan, Chief Information Officer at NNUH, said: “This contract is a key part of our strategy to transform digital care at NNUH. This is our first step towards becoming a digital hospital and delivering our 5-year digital strategy for the Trust and is part of a wider digital strategy for Norfolk and Waveney STP. It will introduce new ways of working, making it easier for staff to access and read a patient’s health records, therefore improving care and reducing costs for the NHS. This is a very exciting journey to become paper-lite by 2023.”

EDM Group secured the contract in competition with five other companies through an open tender process.

Ruth Gooda, Head of Healthcare at EDM Group, said: “EDM Group is very proud to have been awarded this high profile contract, which plays to our strengths, experience and expertise. We see it as a great opportunity to demonstrate our considerable capabilities in this area and we are looking forward to successfully delivering one of the largest NHS Trust digitisation contracts awarded in recent years.”

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