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RNOH takes HSS RIS (reported on EHI)

2nd February 2015

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The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital Trust has signed a seven-year contract with McKesson for a picture archiving and communication system and radiology information system.

The trust was previously using a Sectra PACS and iSoft RIS, procured under the National Programme for IT.

The systems were supplied by BT, the local service provider for the London trusts, under a contract due to run out in June 2015.

McKesson will act as prime contractor, supplying its own PACS and an HSS RIS to the trust.

Implementation is expected to be completed in May, and work on migrating the images from BT’s MIA data store is already underway.

The procurement process, which began in July last year, was carried out using the NHS Supply Chain.

Dr Samir Butt, the trust’s clinical director for imaging, said stakeholders from all the different parts of the hospital, including IT, the PACS team, radiographers, radiologists and clinical end users, were involved in selecting the new suppliers.

The solution will be used at both of the trust’s sites, in Stanmore and central London.

The trust is the largest orthopaedic hospital in the UK and has a worldwide reputation. It employs 1,400 staff, has 220 inpatient beds and sees approximately 112,000 outpatients a year.

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