BigHand Chosen as Preferred Supplier of Digital Dictation at Wrightington, Wigan & Leigh NHS Foundation Trust

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BigHand awarded tender contract at Wrightington, Wigan & Leigh NHS Foundation Trust.

BigHand has today announced that it has been selected by Wrightington, Wigan & Leigh NHS Foundation Trust as their preferred supplier of digital dictation technology. After a successful pilot and subsequent public tender process, the Trust will now roll out BigHand software trust-wide to over 400 users across 4 sites with the intention of improving document turnaround times, reducing administrative costs and providing an easy to use interface for staff involved in the dictation and transcription process.

Digital dictation facilitates the instant submission of dictations containing crucial patient data, coupled with report tracking and turnaround alerts, and enhanced sound quality. These factors eliminate the administrative delays caused by analogue tape equipment and supports Trusts in meeting key national health targets. BigHand technology itself is renowned for offering the network resilience required when moving thousands of sizable digital voice files around a Trust infrastructure, and for the ease-of-use that quickly ensures staff buy-in.

Pam Green, IM&T Project Manager commented:

''BigHand will allow us to eradicate the costs of our current analogue tape equipment and provide the ability to transfer work across sites and between secretaries electronically, thus allowing quick turnaround typing times to meet Trust targets."

BigHand digital dictation has enabled many Trusts to enhance the level of patient care they are able to provide to their local communities, and has been identified as a key tool in assisting Trusts trim costs and increase the efficiency of consultants, doctors and medical secretaries. Other NHS Trusts currently using BigHand software Trust-wide include Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Guys and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust and Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Trust.

Chris Bell, BigHand. Email: chris.bell(at) Tel: +44 (0)20 7940 5907

About BigHand
BigHand is based out of Chicago, London, Sydney and Toronto. BigHand is the leading digital dictation vendor in the global professional services sector. BigHand3 was awarded 'Best of Breed System of the Year' at the Legal Technology Awards for 2008, and BigHand Mobile (BlackBerry Edition) was voted 'Mobile Product of the Year' at the CNET Business Technology Awards 2008. BigHand has also been nominated in the Sixth Annual Law Technology News (LTN) Awards for 2009 as 'Dictation System of the Year' and 'Mobile Tool of the Year'. Further information is available at


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