UXBRIDGE, U.K., October 24, 2016 – Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has signed a £1.25 million managed print services deal with Xerox to aid its digital transformation goals and deliver up to £200,000 in annual cost savings.
With the UK government striving for a “paper light” NHS by 2018, the five-year agreement with Xerox will provide the Trust with greater control over its printing processes to cut costs, reduce paper wastage and increase the security of confidential patient data.
For example, the Trust implemented Xerox’s FollowMe solution to enable its 3,700 staff (administrative, clinical, research and teaching) to print securely from any enabled device to any networked printer onsite, whenever and wherever they wish. The solution protects patient data by permitting confidential printing and gives the Trust greater visibility into printing patterns across users, departments or devices, enabling it to reduce costs and unnecessary printing.
As part of the installation, which took place in July 2016, Poole Hospital has streamlined its print infrastructure by 30 per cent. 430 existing printers were replaced with Xerox devices including Xerox’s WorkCentre colour multifunction series and Xerox Phaser colour laser printers and over 180 underutilised printers were identified and removed.
“The Trust faces the challenge of needing to drive cost savings without compromising on the quality of our service,” Peter Baker, head of Commercial Services, Poole Hospital said. “We worked closely with Xerox to streamline every aspect of our printing processes, so that we could offer our staff the best options for printing and have better visibility into how we print – you can’t control what you can’t measure.”
Xerox also has worked closely with the Trust to manage its print room processes, specifically online ordering of print requirements, better quality of finish, reduced print costs, electronic invoicing and higher speed printing.
“Taking steps towards a more digital approach to patient care is critical in enabling healthcare to work better and smarter,” said Andrew Morrison, president, Large Enterprise Organisation, Xerox Europe. “We worked closely with Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust to ensure the full spectrum of its staff are able to print securely without draining financial resources.”
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Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust Press Contact:
Richard Moremon, Head of Communications
+44 (0)1202 442408
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