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Free educational seminar for NHS trusts burdened with paper

19 March 2007

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SpectrumITech Limited, a specialist supplier of document, process and records management solutions to healthcare providers, has announced the launch of a new educational seminar programme named “A Practical Approach to Document and Records Management in the NHS.”

The seminar is free-of-charge to NHS staff responsible for managing documents and records relating to patient care, policies and procedures, human resources, hospital administration and other healthcare functions.

It will run regularly at a variety of venues around the country, providing a worthwhile opportunity for attendees to network with their peers. Alternatively, if time is limited or several team members want to attend, SpectrumITech will run the seminar at the attendee’s own premises.

According to Charles Harmer, sales manager at SpectrumITech, this programme will provide a valuable boost to the healthcare sector, which has much to gain from automating document and records management, yet is lagging behind in terms of implementation. “NHS managers are truly motivated to provide
first-class patient care and operate more efficiently, but many departments are burdened by paper-intensive administrative processes.

“Since we launched ViewPortal Healthcare, we’ve found that NHS staff members have fewer opportunities than their private sector counterparts to learn, discuss and compare strategies for effective solutions. This is hindering progress and implementation. By launching this free, no obligation seminar we are extending an education lifeline to those wanting to learn more, in the minimum amount of time at no cost.”

The seminar will deliver practical information and advice relating to the benefits and business case for document and records management, key features of effective solutions, how to get implementation right and the key to keeping within affordable budgets. Past attendees include a wide range of healthcare practitioners and administrators from departments such as records management, governance, IT, A&E, finance, human resources and procurement.