The framework, which provides digital document management tools and printing services to NHS organizations, was chosen from a pool of 46 IT providers.
The Digital Documents Solutions (DDS), which went into force last month, are operated by the NHS London Procurement Partnership (LPP), which is hosted by Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust.
The pact is worth an estimated £5 billion to suppliers over the first four years, according to Public Technology.net.
Patient administration, electronic health and care records, pathology, radiography, pharmacy, artificial intelligence (AI) and automation, patient assistance, specialty clinical systems.
Restore; CFH Docmail; Nuance Communications; Bluewire Technologies; Landscape Printing; Conduent; Hyland Software; Gateway Bureau Services; Cleardata; Swisspost Solutions; ASL; MBA Group; Hugh Symons Information Management; FlowForma; Kyocera Document Solutions; Print Search; 3M M*Modal; Academia; Apogee; LGDavis; Canon; Corona Corporate Solutions; NHS Business Services Authority; Corporate Document Services; Corporate Document Services; Continuous Da HP, G2 Speech, Bramble Hub, Iron Mountain, Xerox, Exela Technologies, and Crown Records Management are among the companies represented.
WHY DOES IT MATTER?
LPP’s mission is to increase procurement and commercial efficiency in the UK health system in order to provide high-quality patient and social care. The DDS framework, according to the NHS and wider public sector, strives to enable flexibility for supplier innovation, growth, and supplier-customer collaborations.
NHS trusts, foundation trusts, clinical commissioning groups, GP federations, and other health and social care providers in the UK and Northern Ireland, as well as local authorities and other third sector organizations, can utilize the selected vendors.
THE OVERALL CONTEXT
The NHS Shared Business Services established a new procurement strategy last year to help the NHS find cost-effective IT solutions. The framework, worth an estimated £500 million, is set to continue through August 2022, with a two-year extension option available until 2024.
IN THE BOOKS
“We are happy to be named as a recommended supplier for DDS inside the framework,” G2 Speech, a speech recognition provider, said in a statement.
“As the name indicates, the framework encompasses all digital document solutions, as well as any related hardware or software.”