Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (CUH) has selected cloud provider Novosco to manage its IT infrastructure.

The £107 million seven-year contract will see Novosco provide a range of services to support the global digital exemplar’s eHospital digital programme and its electronic patient record system, Epic.

CUH director of digital, Jag Ahluwalia, said: “We are pleased to confirm our new partnership with Novosco and look forward to working with them to meet the next set of challenges we face in our ambitious and ongoing plan to improve healthcare through technology.

“The further digital development of our hospital is central to improving care for our patients and providing a better experience for our staff”.

Novosco will be responsible for installing new secure platforms for application hosting, updating end-user computing devices and print solutions, and installing resilient and reliable networks.

Patrick McAliskey, managing director of Novosco, said: “CUH is regarded as one of the leading lights in healthcare digital transformation in the UK and we are delighted that they have chosen Novosco to provide these vitally important IT services.

“We look forward to working with CUH to help them further extend their digital platform and capabilities and to help them provide even better and safer care to patients.”

Digital Health News reported in October 2016 that the trust had started the invite process for bids, just three years after signing a similar-sized contract with Hewlett Packard.

It then announced that it had selected its preferred supplier in August 2017.