Secondary care to ‘fully digitise’ by 2024

The target for all secondary care providers to move to digital records has been pushed back to 2024, with NHS England confirming additional central funding for trusts.

The long-term plan, published on Monday, said all secondary care providers would have to be ”fully digitised” by 2024.

In addition, the plan said: “all providers, across acute, community and mental health settings, will be expected to advance to a core level of digitisation by 2024.

”This will cover clinical and operational processes across all settings, locations and departments and be based on robust, modern IT infrastructure services for hosting, storage, networks and cyber security.”

Full story on HSJ, 9 January 2019