Our February roundup of contracts and go lives features Pennine Acute Hospital NHS Trust deploying a picture archiving and communication system (PACS) and Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust signing a 15-year partnership with Siemens Healthineers.
As January came to a close, Digital Health reported on Pennine Acute Hospital NHS Trust deploying a picture archiving and communication system (PACS) from Sectra as part of a new region wide approach to analysing patient images.
The technology enables the analysis of x-rays, MRI scans, CT scans, mammography and other diagnostic images and could be used to support new possibilities around artificial intelligence (AI).
Once live and rolled out in more hospitals clinical staff will be able to instantly access patient images captured at any of the participating NHS trusts in the region.
The end of January also saw The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust signing a five-year non-exclusive strategic research agreement with Sensyne Health.
All of the data supplied to Sensyne will be anonymised by Royal Wolverhampton beforehand and the trust will receive around 1.3million ordinary shares in the company. This brings the total share ownership held by NHS trusts in Sensyne to 12.6%.
Royal Wolverhampton joins eight existing NHS trusts that have a strategic research agreement (SRA) with Sensyne, with the most recent being Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust in November 2020.
The start of February saw all six of NHS Wales pathology labs undergoing software upgrades and new IT hardware installations.
The upgrades aim to deliver system improvements, increased resilience, and easier data management.
Working with InterSystems, the NHS Wales Informatics Service was able to successfully complete the major upgrade to the national lab system over one weekend.
This month has also seen Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust and Siemens Healthineers agreeing to a 15-year deal worth £125million.
The partnership will see more than 350 equipment installations, 200 of which will include critical imaging systems and aims to better integrate and improve the health of Greater Manchester’s population of 2.8 million, while enhancing the hospital’s technology offering.
Most recently, Digital Health has reported this week on Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust signing a ten-year contract with Civica to deliver the Cito enterprise document and content management system (EDCM).
The deal, worth £3million, will see Civica providing the cloud enabled Cito software as part of the trust’s wider Apollo EHR digital transformation programme, which centred around Epic’s suite of health care products to transform patient care.
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