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HSS announces completion of RIS replacement programme

1st July 2013

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Healthcare Software Systems (HSS) today released details of their extensive deployment programme, which has enabled the localisation of RIS services for nearly 60 trusts in time for the end of the first wave of national PACS contracts, which expired on 30th June. Following a major procurement exercise during 2012 and early 2013, HSS secured new long term contracts – encompassing new and existing clients – to supply CRIS to the majority of trusts affected by the termination of CSC’s national PACS and RIS contracts in June.

HSS invested heavily in its exclusively UK based operation and scaled up significantly to meet this unprecedented delivery challenge, to ensure all trusts could be migrated on time, thus avoiding a potentially costly contract extension. HSS is continually investing in research and development to ensure its Radiology Information System – CRIS – remains the most functionally rich system available.

Alasdair Thompson, HSCIC PACS Programme Head says: “HSS have worked closely with the HSCIC PACS Programme team to ensure the smooth transition for 59 acute trusts from the national PACS contract to their locally procure RIS.  This transparent and collaborative relationship has been a major factor underpinning the success of the project.” Chris Yeowart, Director of Strategic Business Development at Wellbeing Software Group says: “HSS has come a long way over the last 12 months. We’ve had a very busy year, which has included significant organisational evolution and growth; organic solution development and the introduction of new value-added partnerships.

In parallel, we have successfully completed a major IT programme of unprecedented scale, which has enabled in the region of 60 NHS trusts to migrate to a new RIS service in time for the end of the associated national contracts. I hope our commitment and capability inspires confidence in the industry and specifically those trusts who face the same challenge over the coming year or so.”

HSS is part of the Wellbeing Software Group.