A survey from Computacenter involving over 100 IT decision-makers in the UK healthcare sector says that outdated digital technology systems in the country are limiting patient care.

The findings from the new research revealed that lack of modernisation is curbing the UK healthcare sector. More than a third of the surveyed, at 36%, revealed that their staff want faster digital technology systems to ensure their practices run efficiently.

Patients also made similar demands, as per the Computacenter study, with more than a quarter of respondents, at 26%, claiming that the public are also demanding faster digital technology systems.

Computacenter said that by using smarter technology innovations, healthcare staff will be better positioned to provide better services, with access to quick and accurate details, while also maximising budget and boosting productivity.

According to the survey, modernising digital technology systems continues to be the main business priority for the year. Using tablet devices and Microsoft Office 365 ranked as the biggest technology implementation targets.

In contrast, only 24% of those surveyed said that deploying Windows 10 in 2019 was a business priority.

Computacenter end-user services director Rob Stanley said: “Intuitive access to information and increased mobility in the NHS can make a massive difference to staff productivity. Empowering clinicians with devices and applications that enable them to securely access patient data anytime and anywhere helps them to proactively improve outcomes for patients.”

The survey found that enhancing the overall patient experience and helping staff to succeed were regarded as two of the main measures of success for NHS