Local service provider CSC is planning to integrate TPP’s SystmOne with the strategic software Lorenzo,currently being developed by iSoft.

The LSP for the North, Midlands and East region of the NHS National Programme for IT (NPfIT) has already released details of its plans to deploy Lorenzo in four phases between 2008 and 2012, creating a system called Lorenzo Regional Care (LRC). CSC has now clarified that it intends to incorporate SystmOne into these plans.

In a statement issued to EHI Primary Care the LSP stated: “CSC is proposing integrating SystmOne with the Lorenzo solution as this provides significant clinical benefit, particularly to those areas that have already deployed TPP extensively. CSC however, remains committed to building Lorenzo Regional Care (LRC) to ensure the solution meets the needs of the entire NHS including primary care.”

CSC has been highly successful in deploying TPP solutions after it took over the Northern and East clusters from former LSP Accenture and by January this year TPP solutions were installed in more than 700 practices, 44 prisons, 23 child health units and 99 PCTs.

As previously reported by EHI Primary Care the SystmOne product has been adopted as the basis for a shared care record by Yorkshire and Humber strategic health authority.

The four release strategy for Lorenzo envisages that secondary care functionality will be developed in the first three releases, with release four involving integrated care pathways and an integrated GP system.

However, it is unclear whether primary care functionality within Lorenzo would be developed in addition to SystmOne or whether SystmOne would form the entirety of the primary care offering within LRC.

Lorenzo Primary Care was first demonstrated publicly at the Healthcare Computing conference in March 2006 where its launch was promised for later that year.


Fiona Barr