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Delivering a Paperless NHS by 2018: Progress and Update from NHS England

Dr Phil Koczan Digital Champion at NHS England spoke at today’s Electronic Document Management conference giving a national update on delivering a paperless NHS by 2018.

In his talk Dr Koczan outlines the plans to achieve a paperless NHS, highlighting the benefits and discussing the challenges.

He described the components that are being put in place to help make the vision a reality and the steps that are to be taken on the way.

He looked at how we can engage patents better with digital services, starting with access to their online records, and highlighted the ways that clinicians are engaging through the new Chief Clinical Information Officer roles.

Dr Koczan commented; "One of the challenges is that making records electronic and available, doesn't actually make it safer....It could and should improve safety but there is a definite risk associated"

Dr Koczan’s full presentation is available for download at the end of this page.

Dr Koczan has been a GP in Chingford North East London for over 20 years having succeeded to a single handed practice. He is a fellow of the Royal College of General Practitioners and a member of their Health Informatics Group.

He has a portfolio career developing skills in Medical informatics and has an MSC in the subject from Bath University and the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh. He is currently Chief Clinical Information Officer for both UCLPartners, an academic health science partnership and North East London Foundation Trust. He is also the London Digital Clinical Champion for Patient on Line project with NHS England. 

His particular interest is around bringing data together from different care settings to support the development of integrated care initiatives focused around the patient, support the clinicians in the delivery of care patient care and using data for quality improvement, risk stratification, research and improving patient safety.

Future events of interest:

Data Quality and Clinical Coding for Improvement
Friday 17 October 2014 
Hallam Conference Centre, London

Electronic Prescribing In Hospitals: Moving Forward
Tuesday 2 December 2014 
ICO Conference Centre, London

Digital Data Capture: Capturing Clinical Data in a Paperless NHS
Wednesday 21 January 2015 
Hallam Conference Centre, London



Download: Dr Phil Koczan full presentation

1 October 2014


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