Two trusts in Yorkshire have renewed their contracts with iSoft for patient administration systems and one has also extended its deals for radiology and theatre systems.

The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust has extended its contract for iSoft’s PatientCentre patient administration system for three years with the option of a further two years.

Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust has signed a three-year extension and also extended its contracts for radiology information and theatre systems.  

Under a new managed services agreement, iSOFT will to continue to host Hull’s systems at its data centre at Prestwich.

Both deals include a move to HP’s latest iTanium hardware for improved performance and resilience and to provide a platform to introduce other iSoft clinical applications, such as e-prescribing.

The deal is worth a total of £5.4m. However, iSoft says the trusts expect savings in the long run through increased efficiency.

“These renewals are a clear sign that we continue to deliver real value to our customers,” said Adrian Stevens, managing director of iSoft’s UK and Ireland business.

“The new agreements will allow both trusts to build on systems that are trusted and continue to introduce solutions that will not only improve operational efficiency and reduce costs, but also deliver tangible benefits to patients.”

Leeds has used iSoft patient administration systems for more than seven years across its five hospitals. Hull is also a long-standing customer.