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  • Advanced partners NHS on digital health strategy


    Software and services provider Advanced has been awarded a place on the new Clinical and Digital Information Systems Framework Agreement (CDIS), launched by NHS London Procurement Partnership (LPP).

    The framework includes Advanced’s software solution for the health and care sector, specifically its hosted patient management solution Carenotes, which covers all aspects of community, mental and child healthcare.

    A consortia of 38 NHS trusts, along with the London NHS Chief Information Officers’ Council, requested the development of LPP’s CDIS framework, which has a potential value of up to £1.3 billion. The first Clinical Information Systems Framework was built in conjunction with LPP back in 2013.

    “Securing a place on this important NHS purchasing framework is significant as it demonstrates that our solutions meet the demanding criteria set by the NHS LPP. We know that these frameworks maximise the purchasing power of the NHS and represent a smart way of ensuring a sustainable future. It will also ensure the health and care sector gets access to the highest quality services whilst making sure this offers the best value for money,” said Nick Wilson, Managing Director of Public Sector, Health & Care at Advanced.

    “We’re seeing many NHS Trusts looking to become digital leaders to enhance everyday service to patients. Being included in this framework agreement is an important endorsement of the positive outcome our solutions can deliver,” he concluded.

    Advanced solutions are already being used widely across the NHS – examples include:

    • Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust is using Carenotes from Advanced to ignite its digital revolution for mental health services.
    • Several NHS Trusts are using its Odyssey clinical decision support software which uses a unique Bayesian approach to guide clinicians to provide the right treatment and its patient management solution, Adastra. East Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust, for example, has seen significant cost savings through reductions in unnecessary ambulance journeys, instead allowing emergency calls to be responded to with appropriate telephone advice.
    • Likewise, South Central Ambulance Service NHS Trust has enhanced the way it manages its NHS111 service through Advanced’s solutions, helping them to provide more tailored and timely care through instant access to their caller’s health history.



    Stuart O'Brien

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