Health and social care organisations can now access the company’s interoperability and consultancy services via a framework that aims to drive the interoperability of existing systems.
The company has secured a place on the Clinical Digital Solutions framework Lot 1.1, 1.2 and 1.3 IT services: consulting, software development, Internet and support.
The Clinical Digital Solutions workstream aims to improve the procurement and commissioning of digital solutions with a key focus on transformational change and driving aggregation. The framework has been structured to not only facilitate the procurement of new systems, but also to drive the interoperability of existing systems.
Michael Beckett, managing director, Cloud21 said ‘Digital can make such a difference to maintaining and improving the health of our population and the delivery of care when needed. We see the role that technology can play in creating joined up health and care systems but we rarely see it being engineered to achieve this.
‘Interoperability is at the top of the health IT agenda. It’s very encouraging to see a procurement framework structured to drive interoperability between systems. The technology is already capable, we work with health and social care organisations to engineer the right environment for it to work.’
NHS LPP develops and manages collaborative procurement projects on behalf of its members including acute, community and mental health trusts, as well as clinical commission groups.
LPP operates as a centre of commercial excellence that delivers significant and sustainable cost and service improvements to all stakeholders, primarily in the London NHS economy but also outside London. There are 46 organisations within the NHS LPP membership along with clinical commissioning groups.