Lexmark has been chosen by Barnsley NHS Foundation Trust (BHFT) as its supplier of choice for Managed Print Services (MPS). BHFT serves a population of over a quarter of a million people in the Barnsley area.
Lexmark will initially introduce a flexible smart MPS platform to enable future digital transformation strategies. This project supports the NHS’s drive towards interoperability and paperlite working environments, whilst maintaining the need to use resources efficiently and effectively.
Tom Davidson – Director ICT at Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust said, “Lexmark was a clear leader in our review of the market. They have extensive experience of the NHS and the bespoke nature of our organisational needs. With the NHS in a state of complex structural change and ever-increasing demand on resources, it was imperative we chose a partner that could be flexible and work within a constantly changing environment. BHFT are also looking to rise to the challenge of a ‘Greener NHS’ so there was a need to select a partner who is equally committed and have the credentials to help. Lexmark is a circular economy leader and actively participates in a number of relevant CSR initiatives.”
Lexmark Healthcare’s Downtime Assistant solution will help BHFT maintain continuity, even when systems or networks are down. Whether the infrastructure is out of service for routine maintenance or the downtime is unplanned, the Lexmark Downtime Assistant will enable BHFT clinical staff to keep providing care to their patients.
Lexmark printers and multifunction products (MFPs) are equipped with sensors that enable them to collect millions of alerts and data points. This repository of data enables Lexmark to perform analytics which will benefit BHFT by providing benchmarking data to create the ideal fleet design, eliminating downtime and manual intervention with predictive service, as well as providing great insight for continuous improvement.
Chris Price, Business Development Manager Lexmark Global Services, UK & Ireland added, “best practice MPS is not just about multifunctional devices and printers; it’s really about the staff and how they can become more effective. With Lexmark MPS, our devices become productivity tools for better information access and more productive processes. Lexmark has been at the leading edge of MPS for many years. Our Healthcare customers work closely with us to review where they can drive out their reliance on paper and digitise work-flows which in turn improve staff experience and patient care.”