Troubled healthcare software firm iSOFT has won a contract to supply a diagnostic test request management system to the health ministry and social services in Spain’s Cantabria region.
The deal will come as a relief to iSOFT, a key supplier to the NHS, after the firm was forced to delay its June financial results, change its accounting rules and make 150 UK staff redundant to cope with the resulting fall in turnover and profits.
Earlier this year, iSOFT reported delays in rolling out systems for the NHS National Programme for IT (NPfIT). Its Lorenzo electronic patient-record system was selected as the care record service component in three out of the five NPfIT geographical clusters.
The Spanish project, to be carried out in collaboration with local companies Indesis Consultoría Sanitaria and Loarco Sistemas, will form part of the introduction of electronic health records in Cantabria.
Three hospitals and primary healthcare centres will adopt iSOFT software, which is designed to help users respond to and monitor doctors’ requests for diagnostic tests. It will be integrated into existing healthcare IT systems.
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