Paperless NHS? A start to a small part of it

South Tyneside NHS Trust has begun its paperless journey by moving its board meetings to the cloud using Huddle for iPad as part of its digital business strategy.  This reduced paper output for just this management area by 100 reams a month, with the introduction of Apple iPads to the boardroom.   With creation and collaboration on documents up to 600 pages in length each month and an update and approval process only via email, confusion about changes and editorship were common.  Now documents are accessed via a secured cloud collaboration service through the tablet devices as part of the Trust’s BYOD scheme.  Huddle is part of the G-Cloud service agreement and fulfils the Trust’s requirements for data protection.    The company has come a long way since its start in 2006 and is making some competition for Microsoft – at least in the social collaboration market.

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