At Microtech we provide a bespoke health record digitisation service
across the UK, known as Backscanning. This back scanning process includes scanning Lloyd
George records and uploading them to electronic document or patient record systems.
The NHS Long Term Plan confirms that every patient will have the right to be offered
digital-first primary care. With an ever-evolving NHS working in partnership with social and
voluntary sectors, the need for back scanning to produce a fully paperless history for
patients is now increasingly important.
Scanning legacy records (LG wallets) instantly releases floor space, ensures records are safe
from flood or fire damage and puts the whole patient history in one place, accessible when
needed and without delay.
If your paper records have already been scanned and are in a digital format, perhaps stored
on hard-drives or in a remote silo, our BackScan import solution can help.
BackScan is the repatriation of the scanned record into the patient electronic record as an
electronic (TIFF / PDF) copy.Â The BackScan service from Microtech seamlessly collects the
scanned file and imports it into the document folder of the patient record. Fully automated
and remotely operated, BackScan can be undertaken in or out of service with no impact on
bandwidth or time-critical processes.
Whether you have a few files to scan, or a large volume of historic documents that need to be
archived on a regular basis, we have a solution for every project.
We offer comprehensive real-time document/records scanning/back scanning services which
incorporate indexing, archiving and data capturing technology. File formats supported
include Tiff and PDF and follow British Standards BIP0008 (the legal test of admissibility
and the evidential weight of electronically stored information).Â Â
The import process has zero impact on staff engaged in using their normal electronic document
management service. Our import tool can safely run during working hours, and we will monitor
the whole process remotely to resolve any issues should they arise.
We offer our clients a range of secure external document storage, with a range of box or
file retrieval options, to ensure every scanned record is imported back into the correct
A confidential document destruction service is also available to clients via a confidential
shredding plant with CCTV surveillance, intruder alarms and access control.
NHS Birmingham and Solihull CCG: “Paper records are over 70 years old in a state of
deterioration, therefore becoming illegible, coupled with the fact the information they hold
is vital and paramount for safe medical practice. The security and accuracy of these records
is vital and needs to be preserved.”
At Microtech Health we are actively working with CCG’s & partners across healthcare
organisations to convert paper records into electronic readable data and directly uploading
the digitised version into the GP electronic record system. This ensures safer care for
patients, fast access of the complete patient record when needed and enhanced security of
all patient records.Â