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Advanced acquires document management provider Docman

Tuesday 7th August, 2018

Advanced has acquired Docman, a market-leading electronic document management, workflow and information sharing platform provider to primary and secondary care services.

The acquisition will further accelerate Advanced’s Cloud-first strategy and supports its ambitions to help the NHS in transforming health and care through technology in line the ‘NHS 5 Year Forward View’ and ‘NHS Digital Policy’ strategies.

Bringing Advanced and Docman together will further help strengthen Advanced’s position in the market as a leading technology provider and help drive a more secure, efficient and connected health and care sector in the UK.

Docman is the first choice for primary and secondary care providers looking to manage paperless clinical documents. Its technology is responsible for maintaining one billion detailed records and documents for over 40,000,000 patients in the UK, managing over 3,000,000 items of weekly patient correspondence.

Adding to Advanced’s presence in Urgent & Unplanned care, Out of Hours and NHS Community & Mental Health Trusts, Docman has more than 5,400 GP practices, 115 NHS Trusts (hospitals) and 178 Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) within the care community benefiting from improved patient care through its solutions.

The organisation will integrate directly into the Advanced’s Health & Care Business Unit and will be headed up by Ric Thompson, the current Managing Director of Docman.

The Government plans to digitise NHS services and make them paper-less by 2020, as part of its NHS 5 Year Forward View.