Queen Victoria Hospital NHS Foundation Trust awards contract for EPR

Queen Victoria Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has selected its electronic patient record system, awarding a contract to Insight Direct, subcontracting services to Altera Digital Health.

The contract is designed to run for an initial period of five years until March 2029, with an estimated value of £10,631,245.25. The contract award notice highlights potential to extend for a further two years, to a maximum contract length of seven years; this would take the overall value to £12,158,471.25.

Insight Direct describes itself as a “solutions integrator”, stating that their combination of “hardware, software, and services expertise provides everything a business needs to progress in one place”. Altera Digital Health, meanwhile, is a healthcare innovator offering support with a range of solutions including EPR, clinical performance management, patient flow and more.

The contract was awarded via the NHS LPP Clinical Digital Solutions Framework Agreement.

The award notice can be found in full here.

In other news around electronic patient records, HTN recently reported how North London Mental Health Partnership has announced its intention to move to a single electronic patient record system for the partnership, with a “comprehensive data migration of clinical data and consultation records” to take place in May 2024.

We also covered the news of New Victoria Hospital in London has signed a contract with MEDITECH to provide its web-based electronic health record, with the EHR to be hosted on the Google Cloud Platform through MEDITECH UK and provided as a “subscription-based solution”.

Other EPR news this year includes University Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust announcing its EPR supplier; and Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust announcing its EPR supplier.

In January, HTN highlighted how NHS England published a £16 million prior information notice for the provision of ‘Tiger Teams’ to support electronic patient record delivery; read more here.