However, Austin's advice to fellow NHS CIOs is to get planning for the imminent 2014 technology funding round.
"The 2013 technology fund to help enable the paperless NHS initiative was open for a very short amount of time to request funds, so people should get planning for the next round. Seed funding for the work is not being handed out without a convincing business case. You to need work hard and plan well for a business case to be approved."
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