Framework aims to accelerate and simplify the process of cloud-based IT procurement, while making it easier for suppliers to sell their services to the public sector
Healthcare data management provider BridgeHead Software has been accepted as a supplier on the latest version of the UK government’s public sector cloud procurement framework, G-Cloud 8. The company’s HealthStore Independent Clinical Archive (ICA) is listed under the 'Software as a Service' lot, while its Professional Services for Healthcare Data Management is categorised as 'Specialist Cloud Services' on the 'Digital Marketplace'.
Operated by the Crown Commercial Service, G-Cloud 8 allows suppliers and contractors to bid for government contracts for cloud-based services, without needing to participate in a full tender or competition procurement process. The framework is part of the UK’s drive to accelerate and simplify the process of cloud-based IT procurement, while making it easier for suppliers to sell their services to the public sector.
BridgeHead’s HealthStore ICA, a third generation Vendor Neutral Archive (VNA), offers a single, easily accessible and standards-based repository for all clinical and non-clinical data. The software allows clinicians and other users to recall data from within the repository and present it at the point of care, whether through a viewer, portal, EPR system or other relevant application.
In addition, the company’s robust and comprehensive disaster recovery platform, optimised for healthcare environments, allows organisations to safeguard their systems and data in the event of a corruption, loss, outage or more serious disaster.
'We already have a proven track record in the NHS but, by joining the latest framework, we are enabling health organisations to procure our solutions in a simpler and more cost effective way,' said Jim Beagle, President and Chief Executive Officer at BridgeHead Software. 'Our focus is to support both NHS Trusts and primary healthcare organisations as they confront the challenges of rising data levels, increased strain on finances and the drive towards paperless and integrated health and social care.
'By utilising BridgeHead’s standards-based, cloud data management offering, specifically for the healthcare market, organisations such as hospitals, CCGs and GP surgeries can protect their critical systems while also being able to access and share data at the point of care. This provides an essential source of information that brings the nirvana of patient-centric, truly integrated care one step closer.'