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HTN 100: Genmed, Bon Secours picks IMS MAXIMS, Virtualstock and UHMB Information Sharing Gateway 

Genmed posts revenues of £38.6m

Genmed, a specialist provider of vendor neutral managed services, has announced revenues of £38.6 million demonstrating continued uptake of vendor neutral managed services in the NHS. The company increased its revenue by 19% year on year from £32.4 million to £38.6 million. Since 2014, Genmed’s revenues have grown 275% demonstrating the ever increasing popularity and adoption of managed services in the NHS.

Robin Modak, Genmed’s chief executive officer, says, “I am pleased to report another successful year for the company. Moving forward, our objective is to not only solidify our position as a leading managed service provider to the NHS by adding more value for our client Trusts, but to also develop and extend our expertise to address new opportunities for the business internationally given increasing pressure on Governments for healthcare provision in Europe and beyond.”

Bon Secours picks IMS MAXIMS for its order communications rollout in Ireland

The largest independent hospital group in Ireland, Bon Secours Health System, is partnering with IMS MAXIMS to consolidate its order communications systems  and rollout MAXIMS OCS across its sites in Dublin, Cork, Galway, Limerick and Tralee.

The national deployment across 5 sites will standardise and modernise the way the hospitals order and view diagnostics tests and treatment services. It will provide a set of simplified and unified digital workflows that replaces the reliance on paper and several order comms systems, to improve patient safety and productivity. Staff from any of the hospitals will be able to order and view results instantly, on or off-site, and avoid the delays and errors experienced with the current ways of working.

New partnership between Virtualstock and 1WorldSync™ 

Virtualstock, a provider of digital supply chain solutions, has announced that it has signed a partnership with 1WorldSync that enables users of its product, The Edge4Health™, to access the GDSN (Global Data Synchronisation Network) directly through the platform.

The GDSN is a standard process for suppliers to exchange detailed product information, improving data quality, ensuring accuracy and leading to a more effective procurement process.

Virtualstock’s Vice President and General Manager of Healthcare and Public Sector, James Thirkill said “We know that data accuracy is key to safe and reliable healthcare delivery in the UK so we have always put data quality at the heart of The Edge4Health. This exciting partnership with 1WorldSync is the next step in our continued focus on ensuring efficiency and supporting compliance across the NHS”.

2,000 organisations now using Information Sharing Gateway 

An innovative online system which allows organisations to agree contracts around data sharing has attracted over 2,000 public sector organisations, including the NHS, local authorities, police and schools across the country and in Europe.

The Information Sharing Gateway led by University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust, was first developed in 2014 in partnership with 10 other public sector organisations in Cumbria and Lancashire.

Nicola Briggs, ISG Programme Manager at UHMBT, said: “We aspire to deliver the benefits derived from using the system to as many people across the UK in a bid to
support a joined up and more effective data sharing community. The ISG is a digitally collaborative way of working which organisations can contribute to the drawing up of agreements, risk assess and agree and sign them electronically. The ISG provides a simple answer to a big challenge for organisations trying to overcome information governance requirements when sharing information.”


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