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CliniSys and Capita Announce Strategic Partnership Delivering Landmark Managed Service Solution for Pathology

04 February 2014

Capita’s Healthcare decisions business has today announced a partnership with CliniSys, the UK’s leading provider of Laboratory Information Management Systems. The agreement will allow the businesses to combine their respective strengths to provide compelling products and services to the pathology and wider public and private health sectors.

Under the partnership agreement Capita Healthcare decisions will deliver CliniSys software and the sensitive data held by its private and public sector clients from its highly secure, highly stable Healthcare Platform. It will also deliver CliniSys software as a service over N3, the NHS virtual private network.  The demand for enhanced resilience and disaster recovery can be attributed to the developing size and complexity of networked pathology services running over several geographical areas. The CliniSys / Capita solution will deliver pathology services with the necessary infrastructure to ensure that the required levels of availability, scalability, flexibility and business agility are supplied; essential in the modern healthcare environment where pathology businesses and services need to evolve and adapt to incorporate new services and laboratories.   

Andy Lockwood, Managing Director, at Capita Healthcare decisions said: “Demand for our managed service expertise is increasing rapidly as more and more organisations look to realise reduced cost of ownership and risk while enjoying the highest levels of data security and service resilience. CliniSys and Capita both value innovation and we have proven track-records in delivery - this strategic partnership is a strong cultural fit and it will provide a great platform for growth in this significant market.”

Simon Hurst, Commercial Director at CliniSys said; “With the growing emergence of pathology networks, we have seen a growing demand for offsite commercially managed solutions. As such, it has proven essential that we introduce a full IT Managed Service as a core offering within the CliniSys service portfolio. Following a comprehensive competitive tendering process, we are delighted to have forged a strategic partnership with Capita’s experienced Healthcare decisions team to host our customers’ mission critical applications”.

About Capita Healthcare Decisions (formerly Clinical Solutions)

We transform healthcare decision making. Our Software as a Service (SaaS) and Platform as a Service (PaaS) products support healthcare providers to make better decisions about their patients, and empower individuals to make better decisions about their own health and wellbeing. Over the past 15 years, our decision support software applications have been used by some of the world’s leading healthcare providers to power over 80m patient transactions and are constantly updated by our in-house clinical team. Our state-of-the-art dedicated UK Healthcare Platform provides security, resilience and N3 accessibility for over 20m patient records, our decision support software applications, and over 70 clinical applications. Healthcare decisions brings together clinical expertise and Silicon Valley innovation to power decision support which delivers more for less and is underpinned by three principles: safe, connected, useful. For more information www.capita.co.uk/healthcaredecisions