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Preferred Bidder Award: Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust

23rd May 2013

The following statement is attributable to Steve Huddleston, Chief Information Officer at Barking, Havering and Redbridge (BHR) University Hospitals NHS Trust:

“The Trust is pleased to confirm System C, a McKesson company, as the preferred bidder to supply and implement a new site-wide Patient Administration System and Electronic Ordering and Results Reporting system. The Trust is planning a rapid deployment, which should be complete by the end of 2013; this is seen as the foundation for achieving full electronic health records for patients.”
 “The development of the Medway Patient Administration System for BHR will significantly improve the administration of patient information, with the Ordering and Results system helping to improve the efficiency of the Accident & Emergency department, by speeding up the diagnostic reporting, reducing waits and  helping to provide a higher quality service.”

“The Trust is pleased to partner with System C and McKesson in this significant development and is looking forward to building a long-term relationship which will ensure Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust uses leading-edge healthcare ICT.”

“This announcement follows a rigorous, procurement process to select a system and preferred partner. The new system will support our hospitals and bring benefits to the wider health community, including easier sharing of information between clinicians.”

“The Trust is committed to running all of our support services efficiently and the new system will help us achieve this.”

“We expect the contract to be signed soon.”

Paul Richards, Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer Designate, Acute Business Unit, McKesson, added: “The value of a modern reliable PAS should never be underestimated – it provides the key pillar of a hospital’s patient care and patient management systems, supporting improvements in quality and driving efficiencies across both the Trust and the wider NHS.”