iSOFT Group Limited (ASX:ISF) Agrees GBP5.4M Patient Administration Systems Renewals With Leeds And Hull NHS Trusts
iSOFT Group Limited (ASX:ISF) Agrees GBP5.4M Patient Administration Systems Renewals With Leeds And Hull NHS Trusts
Sydney, Mar 16, 2011 AEST (ABN Newswire) - Two NHS trusts in Yorkshire have renewed contracts with iSOFT Group Limited (ASX:ISF) for patient administration systems (PAS) in deals that include new HP hardware and total GBP5.4 million.

The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust has extended its contract for iSOFT's PatientCentre PAS for three years with the option of a further two years, while Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust has signed a three-year extension.

Hull has similarly extended its contracts for iSOFT's radiology information and theatre systems. Under a new managed services agreement, iSOFT will to continue to host Hull's systems at its data centre at Prestwich for another three years.

Both deals include a move to HP's latest iTanium hardware for improved performance, extra resilience, and reduced risk. It also provides a platform to introduce other iSOFT clinical applications such as e-prescribing.

The trusts expect savings in the long run through increased efficiency.

"These renewals are a clear sign that we continue to deliver real value to our customers," said Adrian Stevens, Managing Director of iSOFT's UK and Ireland business. "The new agreements will allow both trusts to build on systems that are trusted and continue to introduce solutions that will not only improve operational efficiency and reduce costs, but also deliver tangible benefits to patients."

Leeds has used iSOFT patient administration systems for over seven years across its five hospitals, including Leeds General Infirmary and St James's University Hospital, which rank among the leading teaching hospitals in Europe. With 2,500 inpatient beds, Leeds is also one of the UK's largest NHS trusts.

Hull is also a long-standing customer, with iSOFT systems firmly entrenched at Hull Royal Infirmary, and the Castle Hill and Princess Royal hospitals.


Brian Hemming
Corporate PR Manager
iSOFT Group Limited
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