The Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust’s Commercial Procurement Services
names enterprise content management specialist SynApps Solutions
(www.synapps-solutions.com) as one of six suppliers to the £150 million contract following the
launch of a new framework agreement, designed to allow NHS trusts to procure legacy
information and management solutions.
Managed by the Commercial Procurement Service and set to run until 2027, the framework is expected to meet the challenges presented by migrating from one patient administration system to an Electronic Patient Records (EPR) system. It allows for the procurement of a cloud-based or on-site archive which interfaces directly with a live EPR, so clinicians can access archived clinical patient data seamlessly from within the live EPR.
The data is then extracted, analysed, and migrated to the new system, ensuring the data is usable in the new system. Data can be extracted from multiple systems and aggregated into one archive, simplifying access where multiple systems may have been in place previously. The archive and the live EPR will interface directly, and access to the archived data is available within the new EPR system, streamlining access and allowing the legacy contracts to be ended.
“We are delighted to be one of only six vendors on this framework, which will help clinicians access archived data and patient information seamlessly from within their EPR,” says Jason Scholes, Chief Technology Officer, SynApps Solutions. “SynApps is transforming the way NHS Trusts provide the whole patient record (DICOM/non-DICOM) to clinicians via existing EPR systems and share the records with other healthcare providers in the local community, so this Framework is a natural fit for us.”
SynApps has deep experience across the NHS, providing software, consultancy, implementation and support services for Alfresco and OpenText Documentum, as well as authoring a suite of content integration and migration solutions, ConXApps, that allow businesses to quickly maximize their investment in ECM technologies. The company also builds VNA (Vendor Neutral Archive) solutions which extend into VNIN (Vendor Neutral Imaging Networks) for shared Radiology. These provide proactive image sharing, cross-network reporting, CDC support, a single view of multimedia data, and image sharing within and beyond regional imaging networks, leading to enhanced patient diagnoses and outcomes.
SynApps Solutions is also part of several other government frameworks, including NHS Supplychain, QE Facilities, and the North of England Framework.