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Firm wins NHS framework contract

29 May, 2008  

A company specialising in advanced medical imaging equipment has been selected to provide additional capacity and capability in the supply of IT products and services to the UK’s National Health Service (NHS).

Digital Healthcare was appointed following open competition bids to provide the service to the NHS Additional Supply Capability and Capacity (ASCC) Framework, NHS Connecting for Health announced.

The framework is designed to support both the delivery of existing IT systems and provide new clinical technology and services as NHS business requirements emerge.

The new contract is intended to supplement existing supply capacity within the National Programme for IT, and to mitigate risks of existing suppliers not being able to meet contractual commitments.

The framework will enable the NHS to streamline the procurement of IT systems and services from suppliers who have demonstrated experience in the health sector.

Cambridge-based Digital Healthcare designs and develops advanced technology for improving healthcare delivery, and already provides software and related services for large scale eye screening.

“Our software is already used to screen for eye disease for over a million UK patients with diabetes,” said Digital Healthcare’s managing director, Martin Procter. “This is an opportunity for all parts of the NHS to utilise our groundbreaking technology to improve patient care”.

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