Accenture has signed a three year deal to help West Yorkshire based health IT specialist TPP to implement a full hospital system for the Airedale NHS Trust that will connect clinicians with 1.1 million patient records.

The TPP-led project to deploy its SystmOne solution will see enhanced information sharing between clinicians for more than 200,000 patients in the region.  

Accenture will work with Airedale to deploy the TPP SystmOne solution, Patient Administration System (PAS) plus SystmOne Bed Management, SystmOne A&E, SystmOne e-Discharge and SystmOne e-Prescribing.

The move could be a blow to CSC, which is promoting its Lorenzo health IT system and is the Local Service Provider under the National Programme for IT (NPfIT) in the NHS for the North, Midlands & Eastern cluster, which includes the Airedale trust. The Airedale Trust will not be deploying Lorenzo.

Earlier this month signed a renegotiated a deal for its troubled NHS contract after months of bitter dispute with Whitehall.

SystmOne began life as a GP administration system and was one of the systems available under the NPfIT GP Systems of Choice scheme.

TPP modules share a common UK-wide database based on one patient, one record which should facilitate easier data sharing between Airedale and local GPs under the control of the TPP sharing model and with patient consent.

Tim Rycroft, head of IT and information governance at Airedale NHS Foundation Trust said: “SystmOne offers us the potential to join up patient care across primary, secondary and social care, creating ‘one patient, one record’. This means that clinicians in any care setting will have access to appropriate information about a patient. With SystmOne, we will get closer to our vision of a shared electronic patient record across all our services.”

“Having worked as a general practitioner in this area for nearly two decades, I couldn’t be more delighted,” said John Parry, clinical director, TPP. “Not only will Airedale clinicians benefit from truly integrated functionality, but patients across the entire region will now potentially be able to share their electronic patient record with every service that cares for them.”    

Accenture is not replacing CSC in the region and the new deployment says it will not ‘rip and replace’ existing systems. Accenture won the Local Service Provider contract for the North, Midlands & Eastern cluster when the NPfIT was launched, but pulled out of the deal in August 2006.

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