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Advanced Health & Care secures multi-million pound contract with Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust

June 9, 2014



Leading software provider, Advanced Health & Care (Advanced) has signed a multi-million pound contract with Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust (the Trust) following a formal tendering process. The five year contract has the potential to be extended to 10 years.

The Trust is a community focused organisation that provides physical, mental health and social care with the aim of improving the health and well-being of patients and their families.

Advanced will provide an Electronic Health Record (EHR) solution to support the Trust's delivery of integrated community and mental health services. The solution will be used across all of the Trust's clinical pathways including child, community and mental health, specialised services and out of hours.

The new solution will capture the Trust's data in real time and will interface seamlessly with the Summary Health Care record and legacy systems. As well as providing information to clinicians and administrative staff, the solution will link with health and social care systems before, during and after a patient's discharge from the Trust's care.

The Trust's 6,200 staff will use the electronic health record to manage and deliver high quality care across Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Wiltshire, Bath and North East Somerset.

Support for mobile clinical staff is at the heart of the project, with Advanced rolling out its integrated clinical mobile working solution to 3,500 clinical users utilising iPads.

Dominic McKenny, Director of Informatics, Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust, said: "Our main objective in undertaking this procurement was to secure a next generation EHR for the Trust and service users. With the Advanced Health & Care solution we are confident that the Trust has achieved this objective.

"We are looking forward to embarking on a long partnership with Advanced Health & Care to deliver innovative solutions that will support and improve healthcare delivery."

Advanced competed with five software providers to win the contract, following a thorough tendering process. The contract is the third win for Advanced in the NHS community and mental health space with a further 50 contracts expected to come up for renewal between 2014 and 2016.

Jim Chase, Managing Director, Advanced Health & Care, said: Providers of community based care are at the leading edge of innovation in care with a focus on information sharing, patient empowerment and workforce mobilisation. We are delighted to be partnering with Oxford Health to deliver IT solutions that support their commitment to quality care.

The Trust has chosen our solutions to support an integrated model of community, mental health and urgent care because we have great products, and a commitment to close collaboration with our customers and their partners to deliver systems that work for them and their patients."

Advanced Health & Care, a division of Advanced Computer Software Group, is one of the fastest growing suppliers of leading IT solutions supporting 1,500 'out of hospital', community care provider organisations in the NHS, local government, third-sector and private sector.

Note to editors

About Advanced Health & Carewww.advancedcomputersoftware.com/ahc

Advanced Health & Care (Advanced) is a leading provider of IT management systems for adult and children's community, mental health, hospice, home and residential care services, as well as urgent and unscheduled care and clinical call centres.

Advanced focuses on providing innovative mobile IT applications for community based care, supporting tens of thousands of care workers and clinicians with integrated phone, software and airtime solutions.

Working with partners in the NHS, local government and the private sector, Advanced offers IT solutions in support of safe, efficient care delivery with integrated management information. Advanced's unique proposition is its range of integrated care solutions offering visibility of information for both the commissioner and care provider.

About Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trustwww.oxfordhealth.nhs.uk

Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust (Oxford) provides a wide range of mental health and community services for people of all ages across Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Swindon, Wiltshire, Bath and North East Somerset. These services are provided in a range of settings including inpatient hospitals, out-patient settings and people's own homes. The focus is on delivering all care as close to home as possible. Oxford also works closely with other health and social care organisations including GPs to ensure that care is as "joined up" as possible.

Oxford provides four main groups of service:

o Mental Health Services - specialist mental health services for adults and older adults across Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire both in inpatient and community settings.

o Oxfordshire Community Services - supporting adult and older adults with long term conditions and rehabilitation needs with an emphasis on providing physical and mental healthcare to keep people out of acute hospitals and provide care as close to home as possible.

o Children and Families Services - providing a range of services with a "whole family", health and wellbeing, mainstream and preventative approach and public health focus.

o Specialised Services - providing care to two groups of people - people with forensic mental health needs (people who require their care in a secure setting) and disadvantaged and hard to reach groups of adults (eg: substance misusers and offenders) who find it hard to access mainstream primary and community services and need more specialised input and support before moving towards mainstream services.

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