By Rob Starr, Content Manager, Big4.com
Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has been selected by The Phoenix Partnership (TPP) to implement a patient administration system across nine community health systems and children’s hospitals for the National Health Services (NHS) in southern England. Under the multi-million dollar agreement, Accenture and TPP will create a single electronic patient record system that will enable clinicians to access and exchange health information across community, primary and acute care settings.
Currently, the NHS has more than 120,000 clinicians that are actively using TPP’s SystmOne to access and exchange 26 million records across 2,000 provider practices, 53 children health units, 58 community care organizations and 140 prisons. With this announcement, SystemOne is now being used by its first acute trust and social care clients in England.
The Southern Community & Child Health Procurement consortium includes nine NHS community health systems in southern England, which extends from Kent in the East to Cornwall in the West.
Jim Burke, managing director for Accenture’s health business in the United Kingdom comments:
“We are delighted to have been selected to help support community and child health service providers across southern England,” he said. “With the combination of TPP’s proven and reliable technology and Accenture’s implementation experience, patients of all ages across southern England will see the benefits that connected health can provide.”