South west trusts award Insignia with PACS contract29th August 2012
Insignia Medical Systems has won a contract to provide a picture archiving and communications system (PACS) to five trusts in the South West of England.
The trusts, which have come together as the South West Peninsula PACS Replacement Consortium, are Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust, Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, South Devon Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust and Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust.
Andy Blofield, director of the Plymouth ICT Shared Service, said the award of the contract was a clear signal that the market was opening up again after being dominated for the past 10 years by the contracts placed by the National Programme for IT in the NHS.
He said: “Because of the impact of the NPfIT PACS contracts, suppliers such as Insignia have effectively been frozen out of the NHS for the past six years or so, and have focused on the private sector and other accessible markets.”
Insignia is based in Basingstoke and provides for a number of NHS organisations including the Mater Hospital in Belfast, Hywel Dda Local Health Board in Wales and Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust as well as providing other specialist systems such PACs to private hospitals run by Alliance Medical UK and the BMI Healthcare group.
Insignia managing director Richard Dormer said: “We are very excited to have won this contract and are delighted that we will be working with the Peninsula Consortium over the coming years.”
South West Peninsula PACS Replacement Consortium chose Insignia from a shortlist of nine.
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Title: South west trusts award Insignia with PACS contract
Author: Mark Nicholls
Article Id: 22600
Date Added: 29th Aug 2012