Procurement process helps NHS's paperless drive
Capita has been awarded a place on a four-year NHS framework which aims to support the Government’s Personalised Health and Care 2020 strategy.
The NHS London Procurement Partnership (LPP) seeks through the Clinical and Digital Information Systems (CDIS) framework to support healthcare providers as they implement the National Information Board’s strategy to deliver a 'paperless 2020' vision for the NHS.
It will allow organisations to procure, from a suite of products and services, innovative and flexible solutions to be able to receive data from a number of legacy or future systems across the health and social care community.
This will provide better efficiency, enhanced patient care, and support moves to a single patient record.
Capita has been awarded a place on the two lots of the framework it applied for - Lot 3 – Enabling Systems Supporting EPR and Digital 2020; and Lot 4 – Specialised Digital Solutions and Professional Services - providing services including digitisation and document management, clinical, and patient portals, as well as patient tracking services.
Neil Griffiths, health sector market director at Capita, said: “Capita has vast experience supporting organisations to deliver better healthcare.
“We look forward to continuing that work through this framework, which will play an important role in helping NHS organisations meet their obligations as set out in the Government strategy.”
The framework can be accessed by members of LPP, which include NHS trusts, foundation trusts, mental and community health trusts, clinical commissioning groups, and other health and social care providers, as well as local authorities and other third-sector organisations.