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1 August 2016
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Paperless by 2020 - What's it all about?

The NHS and social care need to use digital technology more effectively to benefit patients, clinicians and the public.

The health and care system in England is aiming to be paperless at the point of care by 2020. So, what will this mean?

Patient records will be paperless, accessible across systems and updated in real-time. This is vital for delivering the new care models described in the Five Year Forward View. There will also be paperless patient-facing services, and more effective use of data.

Read the one-page summary to find out what the benefits of a paperless system are, what's driving this and what we need to make it successful.

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