NHS institute roll outs Skydox document-sharing platform

The NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement has deployed a document-sharing platform from Skydox

Advisory body the NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement has deployed a document-sharing platform from Skydox.

The move aims to make it easier for staff to work with the NHS Institute to reduce costs associated with its legacy project collaboration system.

The monthly pay-as-you-go application costs the body an average of £5,000 per month and has saved it £25,000 per annum by shifting from its previous project management system.

Nick Gaunt, CIO at the NHS Institute, said: “Staff in the NHS are frequently called upon to work collaboratively, not only with people in their immediate organisation, but also with the many NHS bodies working at the national, regional and local level.

 “People naturally take the path of least resistance and NHS staff have been voting with their feet when it comes to our legacy project management and collaboration technology solutions."

Previously staff used e-mail to communicate. “This meant it was impossible to keep track of and control the latest version of a document, as well as audit the dissemination of content,” said Gaunt.

 

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