Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Trust has joined forces with a cloud and managed services provider to push forward on its digital transformation strategy.  

The trust, which is the largest specialist heart and lung centre in the UK, is hopeful that a managed public cloud solution will help streamline its internal processes, speed up its networks and enhance the patient experience.

ANS Group is offering operational support as well as a managed public cloud service, with a view to assist the trust’s ambition of becoming ‘cloud-first’, without any on-premise legacy hardware.

Joanna Smith, CIO at Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Trust, said: “We’ve undertaken a significant shift in our IT strategy. It hasn’t just been a matter of getting rid of our old IT systems, but changing the mindset of our teams, too.

“ANS has played a fundamental role in our digital transformation and its operational support has been vital in our transition to a cloud-first IT infrastructure, which is enabling us to continue to provide the best possible patient care.”

Andy Barrow, CTO at ANS Group, added: “An increasing number of healthcare organisations are recognising the ability of technology to facilitate the provision of effective healthcare, and we’re proud to be supporting such a forward-thinking trust in its cloud journey.

“We recognise that taking on a project of this size isn’t just a matter of switching physical infrastructure. It’s about supporting teams during and after such a rapid change, and a seamless transition is vital to the continuation of life-saving patient care.”

Recently Digital Health News reported that Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust had also partnered with the ANS Group for a new network solution to boost its digitisation efforts.