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Professor Sir Bruce Keogh, medical director of NHS England, said:
The new £260m fund will primarily be used for hospitals to develop 'electronic prescribing' - which will mean doctors can use technology to order prescriptions.
It will also be used to help hospitals develop new electronic patient systems so medics from different departments in a hospital can access patient information quickly and easily.
Mr Hunt said:
Hospitals are being offered millions of pounds to spruce up their "outdated" paper patient notes and prescriptions.
Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has announced a £260 million fund for hospitals to help the NHS "go digital" by 2018.
Mr Hunt said that using the latest technology could make the NHS "safer" by cutting down on the number of prescription blunders.
He recently revealed that 11 people died in the NHS in England last year after being given the wrong medication.