The East of England NHS Collaborative Procurement Hub, in collaboration with the National Ambulance Procurement Board, has awarded a framework agreement contract to five suppliers for the provision and support of electronic patient record systems, with an estimated value of up to £20 million, to be utilised by ambulance services across England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Isle of Wight.
The successful bidders include DH Opco, Ortivus, Cleric Computer Services, Bliksund and Terrafix.
The notice states that the contract enables the ambulances services to “exploit the technological advantages an electronic system can provide with integration installation or cloud services to other organisations”.
Additionally, a procurement notice published in November shares how London Ambulance Service NHS Trust awarded a contract worth £1.98 million for the framework call-off for a mobile patient care record, engaging Cleric Computer Services for the contract which is set to run until November 2024.
In other recent news around electronic patient records, we covered the news that Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust went live with its EPR in November, as did Sheffield Health and Social Care NHS Trust; and we also shared the news that Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust has announced its chosen EPR provider. In October, University Hospitals of Derby and Burton and Chesterfield Royal Hospital named their preferred EPR supplier.
Also in October, we took a look at the new strategy from London Ambulance Service NHS Trust, which highlights plans to modernise infrastructure and invest in new ways of working such as using artificial intelligence and robotic process automation.
Additionally, September saw HTN report on the news that Yorkshire Ambulance Services are rolling out a mobile data system hoped to deliver “the most up-to-date and detailed mapping of Britain’s rural and urban areas including highly accurate road and addressing information”, with Terrafix contracted as the supplier.