$23m NHS contract extension for Aust health tech company

Alcidion Group Limited

Wednesday, 13 December, 2023

$23m NHS contract extension for Aust health tech company

Alcidion, an Australian listed health technology company, has signed a contract extension with South Tees Hospital NHS Foundation Trust for an additional eight years for its electronic patient record system.

South Tees is the largest hospital trust in the Tees Valley in the United Kingdom, having over 1000 beds, employing approximately 9000 clinical and operational staff, and providing care for more than 1.5 million people.

The extension takes the contract period for Alcidion’s Miya Precision Electronic Patient Record (EPR), including the electronic prescribing and medicines administration (ePMA) module from Better, to 10 years (to 2033) with two years remaining on the existing contract.

South Tees has implemented Alcidion’s Miya Precision platform as their Electronic Patient Record. They have used Miya Precision to digitise patient care processes and records while also providing a trust-wide orchestration layer to successfully integrate clinical data with patient data in existing systems using the FHIR standard. The consolidation of this disparate information has enabled the trust to expedite and improve clinical decision-making as well as seamless electronic observations, digital patient assessments, care planning and medication processes — delivering better patient outcomes.

Since 2020, South Tees has activated several Miya Precision modules, effectively scaling its digital initiatives across clinical workstreams and logistical operations. The contract extension allows for additional modules to be implemented, such as the Patient Administration System and Virtual Care modules.

With the introduction of Miya Noting at South Tees, one junior doctor reported saving an hour on the very first day of use, according to Alcidion. Another clinician reportedly saved 30 minutes preparing for a ward round and 30 minutes on the ward round itself, all thanks to the elimination of cumbersome paper-based processes. Beyond the significant shortened time-to-value, the implementation process itself adds to the overall efficiency of the solution. Staff members required only 15 minutes of training with the new system, indicating a smooth and intuitive transition, Alcidion said in a statement.

Alcidion Group Managing Director Kate Quirke said, “This extension confirms the value Miya Precision has been able to unlock for South Tees in harnessing the power of their own data. South Tees committed to the rollout of Miya Precision during the pandemic and have successfully rolled out the modules to complete an EPR that provides operational insights and provides their clinicians with digital tools that support them by providing them better information to underpin their decision-making. The data insights and success metrics we have received to date are extremely positive and reinforce our purpose of giving clinicians time to care for patients.”

Image source: Alcidion.

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