Editorial

Orion Health secures place on key NHS IT procurement scheme

NHS London Procurement Partnership awards firm with five highly scored lots in its £1.3bn CDIS procurement vehicle

Posted 21 March 2017 by

Health IT software supplier Orion Health says it has secured places in five lots on the £1.3bn Clinical and Digital Information Systems (CDIS) Framework, a scheme launched last December by NHS London Procurement Partnership (LPP).

CDIS was developed at the request of the London NHS Chief Information Officers’ Council and a consortia of 38 NHS trusts which built the first Clinical Information Systems Framework in conjunction with LPP in 2013.

The scheme was launched with the aim of improving NHS procurement of technology, such as EHR (electronic health records) systems and integration and interoperable digital tools.

The pair say the deal means NHS entities will now find it easier to get the kind of tools they need to access to vital data and information whenever and wherever needed in order to deliver safer and more efficient care.

The vendor has a presence in five lots, it says: Interoperability and Interfacing (Lot 3.5), Clinical and Patient Portal (Lot 3.6), Informatics and Reporting (Lot 3.7), Medication Management (Lot 4.4) and Patient Workflow (Lot 4.6).

London Procurement Partnership (LPP) is a membership organisation founded, funded and governed by NHS organisations that supports the NHS to make the most of its purchasing power to maximise investment in patient care.

LPP has more than 90 members including acute, mental health and community NHS organisations, as well as Clinical Commissioning Groups CCGs.

For Gary Birks, general manager UK & Ireland at Orion Health, “By supporting more accurate and more efficient sharing of clinical information, we can enable healthcare providers and their partner organisations to reduce unnecessary duplication of clinical effort and save precious time for frontline staff to help meet today’s clinical safety and efficiency challenges.”

Orion Health is a provider of electronic health records (EHRs) and healthcare integration solutions to healthcare organisations, including over 70 NHS bodies.