The objective of going paperless by 20XX requires a comprehensive informatics strategy which will, over time, support the clinical processes with intelligent clinical systems and facilitate the sharing of information and data across multiple organisations. It is imperative that the quality of the clinical and administrative data contained within this digital record is 100% accurate.
At present however, the clinical record is not in one place or on one medium: it is spread over multiple computer systems with some of it on paper and some digital*
(* Throughout this survey, the term 'digital' records is used to represent the myriad terms for describing electronic/computerised clinical data and EPR systems.)
The survey intends to get a better understanding for how each organisation delivering health and social care is managing the data quality issues across the NHS's (In England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland) and the transition from paper records to digital ones.
Your help with this is greatly appreciated and the results will be circulated when the survey is completed.