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Buying Solutions awards iSOFT a telehealth framework deal

ISoft : 26 August, 2010  (Company News)
iSOFT Group is awarded a telehealth assistive technologies framework agreement from Buying Solutions, the national procurement organisation for all UK public services.
The framework agreements facilitate the buying process across a broad range of services and products for UK public sector contracting authorities, saving time, resources and avoiding duplication of effort.

The Telecare, Telehealth and Telecoaching framework agreement is for two years (with the option of two further one year extensions) and covers the purchase, installation, maintenance, monitoring and coaching of Telecare and Telehealth solutions.

iSOFT entered for tender applications in the areas of Telehealth products, Telehealth services, telecoaching products and services, and managed services and the company was successful in all four areas. iSOFT has partnered with Bupa Health Dialog for the category of telecoaching.

iSOFT together with key partners, including Bupa Health Dialog, will now be eligible to tender for contracts within these four areas which will therefore open up a new and dynamic market for iSOFT.

Adrian Stevens, Managing Director, iSOFT UKI and MEA, said: “We are pleased to have been awarded a place on the framework agreement. Although relatively new to the Telehealth market, iSOFT is the leading provider of integrated healthcare solutions in the UK and Ireland, where its current market share is more than 40 percent”.

“Telehealth is a key area for iSOFT and we believe that it will become more significant in the new healthcare landscape where the gap between health and social care seems to be closing.”

The framework agreement covers more than 60 suppliers and replaces the Telehealth National Framework Agreement that was agreed by the NHS Purchasing and Supply Agency.
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