03 – Specification

Functionality and Output

Finding out about the existing range of suppliers and systems is important to help you to understand the range of available options and how they can meet your needs. Drawing up a list of functional requirements and expected outputs and outcomes can be a helpful way to achieve this, for example by:

  1. Visiting other hospitals that have already begun thinking about implementation, or have already implemented will give you a much clearer idea of what is possible, and therefore help you define your system requirements.
  2. The requirements and vision you set out will help you build your clinical test scenarios, which can be used alongside suppliers’ system demonstrations to clarify outputs, expected outcomes and anticipated benefits.
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