CliniSys and Capita have formed a strategic partnership to deliver a managed service for pathology.

Under the partnership, Capita’s healthcare decisions business will deliver CliniSys software, and the sensitive data held by its private and public sector clients, from its healthcare platform. It will also deliver CliniSys software as a service over N3.

According to EHI Intelligence, Clinisys has 62 NHS customers of its pathology system.

“The CliniSys/Capita solution will deliver pathology services with the necessary infrastructure to ensure that the required levels of availability, scalability, flexibility and business agility are supplied; essential in the modern healthcare environment where pathology businesses and services need to evolve and adapt to incorporate new services and laboratories,” a statement from the companies says.

CliniSys commercial director Simon Hurst said the company had seen a growing demand for offsite, commercially managed solutions.

“As such, it has proven essential that we introduce a full IT managed service as a core offering within the CliniSys service portfolio,” he said.

“Following a comprehensive competitive tendering process, we are delighted to have forged a strategic partnership with Capita’s experienced heathcare decisions team to host our customers’ mission critical applications”.

Andy Lockwood, managing director at Capita healthcare decisions, said: “demand for our managed service expertise is increasing rapidly as more and more organisations look to realise reduced cost of ownership and risk while enjoying the highest levels of data security and service resilience.”