Re: Does paperless mean more time?
So that 'letter' ends up being
1) consultant dictates letter into tape recorder
2) Consultant secretary types up the letter and prints it out for the consultant to check
3) After checking, consultants secretary prints out three copies of the letter.
1) for your paper file at the hospital
2) For posting to your GP
3) For sending you a copy
4) Then they do magic with mail merge and print out two envelopes
5) Put letters in envelopes and put into internal mail.
Like Elmer, I know this from my own experience with my Blood Cancer consultant.
This could be all made an awful lot easier using.... you know, something simple like
and leaving the above process left for those who don't have email.
And my GP practice still uses reams of paper for just about anything that goes outside the practice.