Lexmark International Inc., a global imaging solutions leader, has today announced that North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust (NTHFT) has chosen Lexmark as its Managed Print solution provider. This new service will provide NTHFT with a full managed print service, streamlining operational efficiencies and helping to control costs and promote sustainability.
North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust provides health care services to a population of over 400,000 people predominantly covering an area from Easington in the North, Stockton in the South, Hartlepool in the East and parts of Sedgefield in the west.
“During 2014, the Clinical Digital Maturity Index (CDMI) ranked North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust, in joint 121st position in the NHS acute provider rankings. The CDMI report published in February 2018, now shows the Trust in joint 1st position nationally. As a national digital leader it is important to implement market leading technology to help us maintain this position and level of digital maturity” said Dr Graham Evans Chief Information and Technology Officer of North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust.
NTHFT is also part of the national Global Digital Exemplar programme, an internationally recognised NHS initiative delivering exceptional care, efficiently, through the use of world-class digital technology and information. NTHFT initiated this agreement as a GDE Fast Follower as a result of the successful roll out of the Lexmark Managed Print Services at another GDE site, Liverpool Women’s NHS Foundation Trust.
“It was great to be able to showcase the GDE work we are doing at LWH ” commented Jaki Allen, Programme Director at Liverpool Women’s NHS Foundation Trust. “The Lexmark MPS works very well and through robust governance and regular data analysis, we are working with Lexmark to ensure the programme delivers continuous improvement throughout the contract. By NTHFT also appointing Lexmark as its partner of choice for this technology, it demonstrates the value of the GDE blueprint process and sharing best practice.”
By accessing the OJEU compliant Healthcare Content Management Framework, hosted by The Countess of Chester Commercial Procurement Department, NTHFT were able to start implementation straight away, delivering the benefits of the technology and maximising the in-year savings identified in the business case.
“A number of digital initiatives presents NTHFT with a real opportunity to transform health and social care. The managed print project specifically supports how the use of data and technology can reduce the reliance on paper with the additional benefit of reducing administrative burden for care professionals” said Dr Evans – “We wanted a partner who specifically understood the challenges of the healthcare environment and who was at the forefront of digital innovation.”
“Lexmark has more than 25 years’ experience in manufacturing, managing and servicing millions of output devices globally, placing them in some of the most complex network environments and varied physical conditions” commented Martin Fairman, Managing Director, Lexmark International UK & Ireland. “We have adapted this experience to address the specific needs of the Healthcare sector, and that of the NHS, which continues to be faced with unprecedented financial and efficiency pressures. Lexmark will continue to work closely with NTHFT to deliver incremental gains in line with both their financial targets and digital roadmap as this develops.”
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About Global Digital Exemplars
A Global Digital Exemplar is an internationally recognised NHS provider delivering exceptional care, efficiently, through the use of world-class digital technology and information.
NHS England is currently supporting selected digitally advanced mental health, ambulance and acute trusts, to become Exemplars. These trusts are partnered with international healthcare organisations to help ensure they learn from those that have already achieved significant benefits from employing digital technology.
All Acute Global Digital Exemplars are now partnered with fast followers – trusts who will support the spread of best practice and innovation. Mental health Global Digital Exemplars will also partner with fast followers.
GDEs and Fast followers are supported by NHS England and Department of Health and Social Care funding, matched locally.
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