LONDON and AUSTIN,
Texas, March 24, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Blue Prism's
digital workers are supporting multiple NHS Trusts in the rapid
rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine across the UK. A Blue
Prism® intelligent automation solution has been built out
in less than ten days, offering immediate value for this critical,
large-scale healthcare operation.
With nearly half the population already receiving the first dose
of the vaccine, the UK is rolling out one of the world's most
efficient vaccination programs at break-neck speed. By using
technology to identify how to create more efficient processes, the
NHS has been able to respond to the complex logistical demands of
getting jabs in arms.
NHS Trusts deal with a number of challenges including the heavy
administrative workload that comes with the reporting of first and
second round vaccine recipients (which vaccine, which arm, dates
etc.). Previously, manual input of this data across multiple
systems was necessary to track vaccinations through the National
Immunisation Vaccine System (NIVS). This was time intensive
and required extra staff hours, some taken from wards and diverted
from patient care. In addition, reporting has to be complete before
second round doses can be administered; any delay here creates
longer wait times.
Blue Prism's intelligent automation has been instrumental in
helping to relieve some of the most significant issues of manual
data handling to speed up the efficiency of the vaccine
- Digital workers have been deployed to automate the data entry
of vaccine information into the National Immunisation Vaccine
System, saving time and increasing accuracy of reporting.
- Automations automatically scale according to workload allowing
100s of digital workers to automatically swarm to backlogs as they
occur, releasing tens of thousands of hours of administrative
effort back to front line staff.
- Speedy data input is ensuring that second round doses are
working to schedule and more jabs are in arms faster.
- NHS staff are now able to focus on other jobs, including
critical patient care and administering the vaccine.
Chairman & CEO, Blue Prism, Jason
Kingdon says: "The fact that Blue Prism's digital
robots have been supporting NHS staff during this national effort
has been a very proud moment for us. The very real value of the
work and the impact they may have had reveals another level at
which technology has been used in this global crisis. For us it
demonstrates how intelligent automation is here - and that digital
workers enable humans to focus on more creative, and in this case
more humane work, and we are proud to have played a part."
Blue Prism and the NHS are long-time partners and have
collaborated on a number of transformative projects. Since the
beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, the NHS has used Blue Prism's
digital workers for a number of life-saving healthcare initiatives,
including the automation of reporting staff antibody testing,
saving thousands of hours for hardworking NHS
Alongside the vaccine rollout Blue Prism has been helping
organizations and industries across the globe through the
COVID-19 Response Program. By donating upwards of 500
licences, Blue Prism software has been used extensively to combat
some of the most critical issues faced during the pandemic,
including for solutions to help financial institutions keep
customers solvent, to assist travel companies dealing with the
demand of cancellation and refund requests, to maintain fuel supply
chains and to help learning establishments transition to online
Notes to editors:
About Blue Prism
Blue Prism is the global leader in
intelligent automation for the enterprise, transforming the way
work is done. At Blue Prism, we have users in over 170
countries in more than 2,000 businesses, including Fortune
500 and public sector organizations, that are creating value
with new ways of working, unlocking efficiencies, and returning
millions of hours of work back into their businesses. Our digital
workforce is smart, secure, scalable and accessible to all; freeing
up humans to re-imagine work. Blue Prism's vision is to provide a
digital workforce for every enterprise. To learn more
visit www.blueprism.com and follow us on Twitter @blue_prism
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