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iSoft on track with Lorenzo at Morcambe

17th March 2010

Health IT firm iSoft has stressed it is on target to meet deadlines to implement Lorenzo across University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Trust.

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E-Health Insider had reported that the local service provider Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) and iSoft were set to miss the 31 March deadline for the go-live across the trust.

But the Australian health IT firm has issued a statement to the Australian Stock Exchange saying it was on target.

It said: “iSoft remains on track for the ‘go-live’ of Lorenzo Regional Healthcare Release 1.9 at Morecambe Bay in accordance with the agreed schedule, contrary to recent speculation in media reports.”

Following a limited go-live of Lorenzo at Morcambe Bay 15 months ago, the current implementation is the first in an acute trust of the version of Lorenzo that includes patient administration and some clinical functionality.

Project sources suggest a meaningful go-live will occur until later in the year.

The Morcambe Bay project is seen as critical for iSoft and CSC, which is involved in contract renegotiations with the Department of Health that include finding multi-million pound savings.

For iSoft, it is seen as a “critical contractual milestone” with financial implications.

The stock exchange statement added: “iSoft expects the milestone at Morecambe Bay to be met according to the timetable agreed between its partner Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) and the NHS, and expects this achievement to trigger a cash payment to the company.”

Critics of the National Programme for IT in the NHS are also expected to be watching developments at Morcambe closely.

 

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Article Information

Title: iSoft on track with Lorenzo at Morcambe
Author: Mark Nicholls
Article Id: 14410
Date Added: 17th Mar 2010

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