IT outsourcing outsourcing and medical coding outsourcing: A review
article An international group of doctors and nurses has published an open letter to the UK government urging the government to “protect the rights of patients and doctors to receive medical coding and outsourcing”.
The letter, which was drafted by NHS Oasis, a group of health IT professionals, calls on the government “to ensure the rights to healthcare workers are protected, and to ensure the UK continues to lead the world in its pursuit of medical coding.”
Read moreThe letter also said the UK’s “unacceptable” outsourcing of healthcare and nursing has been “inconsistent with best practices in healthcare, as well as the international best practice standards.”
The letter said the practice of outsourcing is “the latest attempt to bypass the democratic process to privatise health care services.”
The Oasis letter was published online Monday by the NHS Oases’ website, and is addressed to Health Secretary Andrew Lansley and Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt.
The letter says “healthcare workers who work for the NHS are the most vulnerable in the UK.”
The group argues that the outsourcing of care and healthcare services is “unethical and detrimental to the NHS.”
The UK is currently the world’s largest provider of outsourcing healthcare services.
In 2015, the UK posted $3.2 billion in profits, the highest of any country.
Oasis argues that outsourcing is a form of “health-hiring” that does not have a “beneficial effect” on patients and workers.
In a statement on its website, the Oasis group said it has “serious concerns” about the use of outsourcing of services in healthcare and that the UK “is failing in its duty to ensure health care workers are treated fairly and fairly protected.”
The government is expected to publish a report on the practice this week.
In its statement, NHS Oakesaid it was “totally opposed” to outsourcing.
“The NHS is a public service, not a private enterprise, and the UK must be accountable for the quality and efficiency of its health services,” it said.
“As the UK has a population of over 1.4 million people and more than 300,000 NHS professionals, we must be proud of our contributions to our country.”
The NHS Ovesaid that the “best practice” in healthcare outsourcing is the United States, which employs thousands of healthcare workers.