Cambridge University Hospitals trust signs £107m IT deal with Novosco
[Cambridge, UK] Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has signed a deal worth £107m with Novosco for IT infrastructure management and support services.
The seven-year contract will see Novosco support CUH in delivering its objectives as part of the Global Digital Exemplar programme, as well as:
- Installing new platforms for application hosting, including Epic (Electronic Patient Record system), and ‘resilient and reliable’ networks
- Updating end-user computing devices and print solutions.
Dr Jag Ahluwalia, Director of Digital at the trust, said:
“We are pleased to confirm our new partnership with Novosco and look forward to working with them to meet the next set of challenges we face in our ambitious and ongoing plan to improve healthcare through technology.
“The further digital development of our hospital is central to improving care for our patients and providing a better experience for our staff.”
Novosco announced last week that it would be creating approximately 150 new jobs in a £20m expansion push, with 114 new roles to be based at its Belfast headquarters and 32 to be located in England.
“We look forward to working with CUH to help them further extend their digital platform and capabilities and to help them provide even better and safer care to patients,” said Patrick McAliskey, Novosco Managing Director.