A list of accredited suppliers of electronic patient record solutions have been published by NHS England and NHSX.
The pair have developed a new section on the Health Systems Support Framework to help organisations and integrated care systems get best value for money when buying new digital services, software and infrastructure.
Eight companies have been placed on the framework’s Lot 1 list after they met a wide range of key criteria including ability to integrate with other IT systems.
The eight companies are:
- IMS Maxims
- System C
Matthew Gould, CEO of NHSX, said: “Helping clinicians access and share data effectively is crucial for patient safety.
“Today’s announcement is about giving care providers the tools they need to achieve this, and a key part of our mission to ensure the NHS benefits from the very best digital services.”
According to NHS England and NHSX, all of the selected suppliers were asked to demonstrate not only how they would deliver enterprise wide solutions, but also how they could provide thinner deployments that provide a basis for modular solutions (with or without SMEs and other partners), how they would support the ideas set out in health secretary Matt Hancock’s “tech vision” and how they would interoperate with other systems to ensure that data is available to clinicians at the point of need and to support the creation of integrated Local Health and Care Records.
The Health Systems Support Framework was created to provide services that support the delivery of integrated care – including population health management – and the new EPR section will provide access to supplier systems able to meet the Global Digital Exemplars (GDE) standards.
Suppliers were starting to be added to the framework in September 2018.