Mental Health and Community Trust Dorset HealthCare choose Winscribe from Competitive Tender Process

Following on from a rigorous tendering process, Dorset Healthcare University NHS Foundation Trust has awarded Winscribe to supply a digital dictation and correspondence platform to the entire Trust in a seven-year agreement.

Winscribe will be deployed to 800 clinical professionals within the Trust and across two divisions, Mental Health and Community Services. With the rollout of the new system, the Trust will be able to gain efficiencies and speed up turnaround times for the following type of documents:

  • Clinical assessment letters
  • Special reports
  • Mental act forms
  • Risk assessments
  • Discharge summary Letters

The deal includes options for an integration of the solution with the Trust’s RIO Patient Administration System (PAS) for Mental Health and TPP SystmOne for Community Services.

Dorset Healthcare University NHS Foundation Trust provides services to 700,000 people, with the Trust looking to lower correspondence costs and deliver process improvement, ultimately supporting better patient care. The system is already installed and will be rolled out to initial teams over the following months.

In a statement, Nick Jenvey at Dorset Healthcare University NHS Foundation Trust said:

“The tender process was a long and insightful journey, but Winscribe was clearly the perfect fit for our requirements and budget. We look forward to rolling out Winscribe and working with their team over the coming months.”

Business Development Director Colin Howman at Winscribe commented:

“We are delighted to have been selected by this significant Mental Health and Community Trust. Mental Health Trusts are focussing significant efforts on standardising and improving document production processes and we are delighted to have been endorsed by Dorset HealthCare. Hopefully they are already seeing that our speedy set up of the system is proof that selecting Winscribe was the right choice.”

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About Lisney:

Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust provides integrated mental health, specialist learning disability services, addictions services, community brain injury services, community dental services and community health services, including community hospitals and prison healthcare. Dorset Healthcare serve a population of almost 700,000 people across the county of Dorset. Most services are provided in the community, in people’s homes or in local centres through locally based health and social care teams and facilities.

About Winscribe:

Winscribe is a world leading provider of digital dictation software supporting business requirements for digital dictation, transcription, speech recognition, and workflow management. Founded in 1995, Winscribe has offices in the USA, UK, New Zealand, Australia and Switzerland, with more than 100 sales partners in over 25 countries supporting more than 350,000 users worldwide.

The Winscribe solution is built on Microsoft architecture, to ensure easy integration and maintenance. Winscribe also supports a wide range of manufacturer-independent dictation devices and is scalable from small, single office locations up to large multinational corporations.

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