iSoft says Bury Lorenzo go-live takes healthcare to "new level"

iSoft has announced in Australia -where it’s based – that its latest version of Lorenzo, as installed at NHS Bury, “takes the efficient provision of healthcare in England to a new level”.

The go-live more than doubles the number of Lorenzo users in England. NHS Bury and iSoft say that the go-live supports “almost” 600 users.

Version RC 1.9 is the first patient administration system under the Lorenzo banner.

Below is iSoft’s announcement – which three times mentions the supplier’s support for CSC, the NPfIT local service provider for England except the south.

It’s conceivable that there is a little tension between CSC and iSoft and over iSoft’s decision to sell Lorenzo directly to trusts in the south. Elsewhere in England, Lorenzo is sold through CSC.

iSoft’s announcement:

“NHS Bury Primary Care Trust Goes Live With iSOFT Group Limited Lorenzo RC 1.9

“Australia’s largest listed health information technology company today announced the implementation of the latest version of its Lorenzo electronic patient record solution at NHS Bury Primary Care Trust (PCT) in Lancashire.

“NHS Bury went live on 3 November with iSOFT’s Lorenzo Regional Care 1.9. The Trust, through Local Service Provider CSC, is using Lorenzo Regional Care 1.9 for referral and caseload management as well as inpatient and outpatient functionality, supporting almost 600 community-based clinical and administrative users working across two wards and 1,200 clinics. The Trust has plans to introduce clinical functionality in the coming months by using assessment functionality for orthopaedics and dietetics.

“Gary Cohen, iSOFT’s Executive Chairman & CEO, says the company is committed to helping Trusts meet the IT goals set forward by the Department of Health Informatics Directorate and will remain diligent in ensuring they successful manage migrations from existing systems to Lorenzo.

“Bury PCT demonstrates a significant step forward for Lorenzo’s strategic role within the National Programme for IT.

“The implementation teams have shown tenacity and determination to deliver a successful go-live and we are looking forward to further go-lives with this Trust, and a number of others, in the near future,” he said.

“Adrian Stevens, Managing Director of iSOFT’s UK and Ireland business, says the company remains committed to actively working with partner CSC on the delivery of Lorenzo Regional Care under the North, Midlands and East Programme for IT.

“The Bury Trust go-live is a particularly important achievement, both for iSOFT as well the National Programme, because this latest version of Lorenzo takes the efficient provision of healthcare in England to a new level. We will be closely monitoring the deployment at Bury over the coming weeks to ensure the system works well as staff continue to use this on a daily basis.

“We look forward to working with CSC and the NHS as we progress with this and further successful deployments. Looking beyond the success at Bury, iSOFT continues to actively support both CSC and NHS Connecting for Health in achieving the goals of the NPfIT and core IT strategy by continuing to deliver Lorenzo to the contracted regions in England,” he said.


NPfIT executives will stand by Lorenzo – IT Projects Blog

ASCC procurements for the south – E-Health Insider