Clinical and Digital Information Systems framework live

The NHS London Procurement Partnership’s Clinical & Digital Information Systems Framework (CDIS) to enable health and social care organisations to comply with the Personalised Health and Care 2020 digital framework is live.

The framework supersedes four existing frameworks: Clinical Information Systems (CIS), Electronic Patient Record/Patient Administration Systems, Community, Mental and Child Health and Managed Document Services.

LPP established the framework at the request of the London Chief Information Officers Council along with the CIS Consortia. The new framework builds on the success of the previous framework which was managed on behalf of the Consortia by Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust. This time Managed Document Services has been included to align with the digital ‘paperlite’ strategy. The current MDS agreement has seen 40 organisations benefit from 40 per cent savings.

The Clinical and Digital Information Systems Framework gives organisations access to a highly flexible suite of systems, software applications and specialised digital solutions which bring together key clinical and administrative data in one place. It combines the benefits of an EPR system with the integration and interoperable digital tools which will give care professionals and carers access to all the data, information and knowledge they need, where and when they need it. This will be real-time digital information on an individual’s health and care, made available by 2020 to all NHS-funded services. It will also provide comprehensive data on the outcomes and value of services provided, which in turn will support improvement and sustainability.

Unlike the CIS, the new framework will be available not only to mental health and community NHS trusts but also nationally to acute NHS trusts, GPs, Clinical Commissioning Groups, social care bodies in Local Government and charitable organisations. The original framework achieved savings of £80m for its community, child and mental health trust users – with a contracted value of over £100m. The CDIS framework value is up to £1.3 billion due to its much wider applicability and extended scope. LPP will be providing the category and procurement expertise and on-going management of the framework.

The framework has four main Lots, Electronic Patient Records, Hosting, Enabling Systems and Specialised Digital Solutions & Professional Services. The lots are broken down into 19 sub lots.

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