Sheffield Educating Hospitals has deserted a £400m tender for an digital affected person report over “low confidence” within the outcome.
The belief issued the tender in August 2020 however final month stopped the procurement resulting from considerations it could not “ship a aggressive outcome”.
Kirsten Main, chief govt of the belief, advised Digital Well being Information: “The acquisition of a brand new EPR is likely one of the greatest selections our organisation will make within the subsequent decade and the selection we make will affect on how we ship care not simply now however into the long run.
“While we wish most advantages when it comes to ease of use, adaptability and medical determination assist we additionally should steadiness our aspirations with what’s reasonably priced in gentle of different vital affected person care commitments transferring ahead.
“After a evaluation of all the info out there from the procurement course of so far we now have made the choice to cease the method. We are going to now take a brief time frame to resolve what the following steps can be and take the chance to mirror on our submit Covid world and the way we now have been working for the previous 15 months.”
The belief issued a tender to exchange its present digital affected person report (EPR) with DXC Lorenzo. It referred to as for 3 suppliers to submit bids with a “complete vary of medical and administrative” features, in response to the tender discover.
Digital Well being Intelligence information reveals the belief presently makes use of DXC Lorenzo for its EPR. The system was put in in 2015 for a interval of ten years as much as December 2025.
The profitable bidder would have been anticipated to “provide, implement, and preserve” the EPR for a interval of 10 years, with a possible to increase on the finish of the contract.
It was closed in October 2020 with a profitable provider anticipated to be introduced in December 2020.
However an update to the tender, revealed in April 2021, revealed the belief “determined to not proceed with this procurement train resulting from low confidence that it’s going to ship a aggressive outcome”.
Main advised Digital Well being Information the work undertaken as a part of the tender had proved “invaluable” to the long run route of the belief.
“The educational and work carried out so far isn’t wasted and has proved invaluable when it comes to bringing readability to what we’d like sooner or later to ship the standard of care and affected person and workers expertise we need to present,” she added.
“This work may also very a lot inform the following steps that we soak up our journey of digital growth, however we stay very a lot dedicated to the implementation of an EPR as a core a part of our well being care supply infrastructure.”
The belief will proceed to make use of DXC Lorenzo’s EPR within the meantime.
Acquisition by Dedalus
DXC Know-how not too long ago accomplished the sale of its healthcare supplier software program enterprise to Dedalus Group. The deal was initially introduced in July 2020 and DXC stated it expects to obtain round £350million ($450million) from the deal.
In an interview with Digital Well being Information Dedalus’ regional common supervisor for the UK and Eire, Colin Henderson and Will Sensible, the previous NHS nationwide CIO and now world director of exterior relations at Dedalus, spoke of what’s subsequent for the corporate, together with the necessity for higher integration and motion of knowledge.
DXC Know-how’s Lorenzo EPR system was the native service supplier for the North, Midlands and East of England underneath the Nationwide Programme for IT (NPfIT)
Sheffield Educating Hospitals chosen the EPR in direction of the very finish of the NPfIT, was later linked to nearly £12m in prices in exercise underperformance on the belief, in response to 2016 board papers.
Additional points had been flagged within the belief’s April 2017 board papers, which revealed Lorenzo’s PAS had a fault that resulted in affected person letters being generated however did not be printed.