Monthly Archives June 2014

Wouldn’t emailing letters to patients be better than posting them?

I have pretty much the same thought every week, just at the point when I have dictated another patient letter (using, needless to say, voice recognition software), and saved it to the file from which my lovely secretary will open it, add addressees and demographic data, print it, put it in an envelope and post it.  And the recurring thought is:  wouldn’t it be a lot quicker, easier, cheaper and better if we just emailed it instead? I spoke to the Information Governance Manager at our Hospital Trust about this.  Don’t worry, first I had to find out that he
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