Digital Health and Care Wales awards £25 million laboratory information system contract

Digital Health and Care Wales has awarded a contract for laboratory information management services with an estimated value of nearly £25 million to InterSystems.

The procurement was for “fully managed, cloud-based services to support the management and operational delivery for all NHS Wales laboratories” and all specialities within them.

It includes all clinical functionality with full configuration and validation, with all deployments to be completed no later than September 2025 and to remain operational until 30 June 2030. In addition, the services are required to migrate data from the existing services, also by September 2025. The total value of the contract is £24,568,627.

In June, we shared an update on an electronic patient record specifically for diabetes patients from Digital Health and Care Wales; the record has been used in the creation of more than 150,000 diabetes consultation notes since its launch and is said to improve “quality and safety of care by reducing the duplications of tests, treatment and appointments, and allows quicker access to data for all health care professionals”.

Earlier in the year, we highlighted how Digital Health and Care Wales launched a new framework to support organisations in procuring electronic prescribing and medicines administration solutions.

This summer we also shared a feature from InterSystems’ regional director of marketing, Mike Fuller, on why “data holds the key to accelerating patient flow” in integrated care systems, along with a feature from managing director (UK and Ireland) Chris Norton on why “long-term relationships and non-disruptive change are the key to ICS transformation”.