2014-03-18 12:43:43 - Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust (the “Trust”) has awarded preferred supplier status to leading software provider Advanced Health & Care (“Advanced”) following a formal tendering process.
Advanced will provide a single integrated and interoperable electronic health record solution across all of the Trust’s clinical pathways including child, community and mental health, and specialised services.
The contract is the third win for Advanced in the NHS community and mental health space and around 68 contracts are expected to be renewed between 2014 and 2016.
The new solution will help the Trust’s 5,500 staff manage and deliver high quality care across Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Wiltshire, Bath and North East Somerset, and underpin the Trust’s research programme.
Support for mobile clinical staff is at the heart of the project, with Advanced rolling out its integrated clinical mobile working solution to 3,500 clinical users.
Rafael Sorribas, Health Informatics Development Manager, Oxford Health
NHS Foundation Trust, said: “Following a robust procurement process which began in March 2013, seeking our next generation of Electronic Health Record solution to support Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust, we are delighted to have awarded preferred supplier status to Advanced Health & Care.”
Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust is a community focused organisation that provides physical, mental health and social care with the aim of improving the health and well-being of patients and their families.
Vin Murria, Chief Executive, Advanced Computer Software Group, commented: “This is our third multi-year contract win for community and mental health trusts and is a strong endorsement of the effectiveness of our solutions. We are looking forward to supporting Oxford Health as it delivers efficient and enhanced quality care for its patients and their families.”
Advanced Health & Care, a division of Advanced Computer Software Group, is one of the fastest growing suppliers of leading IT solutions supporting 1,500 'out of hospital', community care provider organisations in the NHS, local government, third-sector and private sector.
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About Advanced Health & Care www.advancedcomputersoftware.com/ahc
Advanced Health & Care (Advanced) is a leading provider of IT management systems for adult and children’s community, mental health, hospice, home and residential care services, as well as urgent and unscheduled care and clinical call centres.
Advanced focuses on providing innovative mobile IT applications for community based care, supporting tens of thousands of care workers and clinicians with integrated phone, software and airtime solutions.
Working with partners in the NHS, local government and the private sector, Advanced offers IT solutions in support of safe, efficient care delivery with integrated management information. Advanced’s unique proposition is its range of integrated care solutions offering visibility of information for both the commissioner and care provider.
About Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust www.oxfordhealth.nhs.uk
Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust (Oxford) provides a wide range of mental health and community services for people of all ages across Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Swindon, Wiltshire, Bath and North East Somerset. These services are provided in a range of settings including inpatient hospitals, out-patient settings and people’s own homes. The focus is on delivering all care as close to home as possible. Oxford also works closely with other health and social care organisations including GPs to ensure that care is as “joined up” as possible.
Oxford provides four main groups of service:
• Mental Health Services – specialist mental health services for adults and older adults across Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire both in inpatient and community settings.
• Oxfordshire Community Services – supporting adult and older adults with long term conditions and rehabilitation needs with an emphasis on providing physical and mental healthcare to keep people out of acute hospitals and provide care as close to home as possible.
• Children and Families Services – providing a range of services with a “whole family”, health and wellbeing, mainstream and preventative approach and public health focus.
• Specialised Services – providing care to two groups of people – people with forensic mental health needs (people who require their care in a secure setting) and disadvantaged and hard to reach groups of adults (eg: substance misusers and offenders) who find it hard to access mainstream primary and community services and need more specialised input and support before moving towards mainstream services.