Lexmark International, Inc. has announced that it has been chosen by the Countess of Chester Hospital Commercial Procurement Services (COCH), as the single supplier on its new national Framework Agreement, providing Healthcare Content Management.
Within healthcare organisations, valuable clinical content is often locked away from clinical users of different departments who could make use of that content to improve patient treatment. Lexmark Healthcare has brought together technologies to create healthcare content management (HCM), a modular, enterprise strategy that allows organisations to securely capture, manage, view and share this vital information.
Andrew O’Connor, Director of Commercial Procurement Services - Countess of Chester NHS Foundation Trust said, “our framework allows all NHS Trusts to quickly and compliantly access Lexmark’s unique offering and integrate digital and physical clinical content. The solution combines hardware and software platforms and is ideally placed to support the NHS’s drive towards interoperability and paperless working environments.”
This agreement follows the announcement that the government has set aside £4 billion for the NHS to urgently digitalise and meet paperless challenge targets by 2020. The framework is specifically designed to address the access, routing and managing of complex clinical data from a single virtual access point. Lexmark are now able to work directly with individual NHS authorities to tailor solutions allowing them to reduce costs and increase efficiency.
Sunny Lee, Managing Director, Lexmark Global Services, UK & Ireland said, “Lexmark is a market leader in this field and has a successful track record in delivering large scale contracts to organisations across the globe. The UK Healthcare marketplace is experiencing a time of unprecedented change and financial pressures. Lexmark's solutions offer an unrivalled platform to support the drive towards process optimisation and a paperless environment.”