iB Solutions wins contract extension
iB Solutions, an Irish subsidiary of IBA Health, has won a £22m contract extension with NHS Shared Business Services to host its Oracle financial and purchasing applications for a further five years. The Irish company has provided services to NHS SBS since 2002, and the current contract has been extended until 2014. The company is providing […]
ePractice launches eHealth Procurers Forum
The European Commission’s ePractice website has launched a new eHealth Procurers Forum where practitioners involved in e-health procurement can meet and share experiences. A spokesperson told E-Health Europe: “The eHealth Procurers Forum is an open space to express opinions and exchange knowledge and where members are encouraged to provide contributions and participate in the discussions […]
Building Europe’s e-health market
The European Commission’s Information Society and Media Directorate-General ICT for Health team speaks to E-Health Europe about the lead market initiative for e-health.
Commission plans to accelerate e-health market
The European Commission has published a new strategy aimed at accelerating the growth of the e-health market in Europe.
NHS Wales’ IT programme ‘getting balance right’
After an exhaustive examination of NHS Wales’ progress in IT, Gwyn Thomas seemed pleased with the reports coming back to him last week.
Commission tender for economic study of eHealth
A tender for a study on the economic impact of interoperable electronic health records and e-prescriptions in Europe has been released by the European Commission’s Directorate General for the Information Society. The winner of the procurement will be commissioned to do a study on economic aspects of e-health in general and more specifically in relation […]
GP Systems of Choice procurement on track but late
The GP Systems of Choice (GPSoC) scheme looks likely to go ahead – although procurement will not be complete by 1 April as originally planned. A spokesperson for CfH told EHI Primary Care that the GPSoC business case was approved by the Department of Health in December 2006. Approval from the Treasury is still outstanding but […]
NPfIT support procurement enters final stretch
NHS Connecting for Health has announced that the three remaining bidders for the First Line Service Support (FLSS) contract are Capita, CSC Computer Sciences and Fujitsu. The FLSS project is intended to replace the National Service Desk, a support line that services the National Programme for IT implementation across all five clusters in England. Five […]
£1bn NHS electronic procurement network formed
UKprocure have announced the establishment of the NHS Trading Network (NHSTN), which brings together 53 NHS organisations nationwide in one electronic procurement system. The organisations, which include trusts in East London, Oxford, the North-East and Hampshire with a total spend of £1bn, are now banding together in an ‘eMarketplace’ in the aim of achieving savings […]
National Scottish NHS IT procurement begins
The National Health Service for Scotland has begun re-tendering exercise for end-to-end delivery of its principal IT services, in a procurement designed to meet the services’ evolving national and local business and clinical requirements. The contract notice includes provision for the future development of a national NHS Scotland Electronic Patient Record, and other future developments […]