National Information Board: Paperless 2020

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In line with the NHS Five Year Forward View, Paperless 2020 presents HSCIC with a real opportunity to transform health and social care.

Beverley Bryant joined HSCIC this week as the organisation's first Director of Digital Transformation. The former Director of Digital Technology at NHS England will be responsible for understanding the digital information needs of the NHS and steering the development of innovative technologies and information services.

This will be central to helping HSCIC support the work of the National Information Board.

Better use of data and technology can:

  • give patients more control over their health and well-being

  • empower carers

  • reduce the administrative burden for care professionals

  • support the development of new medicines and treatments

This vision to revolutionise the quality of health and care services is set out in the National Information Board's Personalised Health and Care 2020 Framework and has been demonstrated in NHS England's short animation on a paper-free health and care system.