Novosco completes transition of multi-million-pound Cambridge hospital contract

Digitalisation programme now enters its second phase

Novosco has completed the first phase of a multi-million-pound digitalisation project for one of the largest NHS trusts in the UK on time and on budget.

In June 2018, it was announced the Northern Ireland-headquartered Novosco, which was recently acquired by Munich-based CANCOM Group, had secured the £107m contract to manage IT infrastructure and support services for Cambridge University Hospitals (CUH) NHS Foundation Trust, one of the largest and most-digitally-advanced healthcare trusts in the UK.

Novosco has now completed the first phase of the contract, taking over the management and support of the trust’s IT systems and making the company its primary IT infrastructure service and support supplier.

Novosco is now providing a range of services to support its award-winning eHospital digital maturity programme and electronic patient record (EPR) system, Epic.

Novosco managing director, John Lennon, said: “We’re extremely pleased to have delivered operational service commencement on schedule and within budget, taking us into the second stage of the contract and the delivery of vital IT managed services.

“We look forward to working closely with the CUH team to support them by providing world-class IT services that will help the trust continue to deliver sustainable, efficient and effective care for its patients at Addenbrooke’s and the Rosie maternity hospital.”

CUH director of digital and chief clinical information officer, Dr Afzal Chaudhry, added: “As one of the most digitally-mature NHS trusts in the country, we continuously strive to embrace advancements in technology to support the provision of high-quality patient care.

“Our partnership with Novosco will enable us to further develop and extend the capabilities of our digital services over the years to come, bringing further benefits to our patients and to our hospital staff and healthcare partners.”

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