Friday 01 April 2016

*UKHotViewsExtra* Integrated Care activity ramping up

NHS logoActivity in England’s nascent ‘integrated care’ market is stepping up, creating fresh opportunities for software and IT services (SITS) suppliers.  Some of the 29 vanguard sites chosen by the NHS to develop new models of care are leading the way. Although developments are patchy, the most advanced vanguards are now awarding contracts to support integrated health and social care provision and, in some cases, to enable patient engagement, disease management and illness prevention.

It is early days and there are a number of competing models emerging and several ‘camps’ of SITS supplier vying for the chance to support them. The most recent contract awards have gone to US software providers looking to bring the expertise they’ve developed with American accountable care organisations (ACOs), which are paid based largely on patient outcomes, to the NHS.

Yesterday, Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust became the first UK client for Allscripts’ CareInMotion population health management platform. In a similar move, Wirral Partners, a vanguard with an integrated primary and acute care model, last week became Cerner’s first non-US customer for its HealtheIntent population health management platform. In January, the London Borough of Islington opted to go down a different route contracting BT to develop a single integrated digital care record for its 200k residents (see BT joining up health & care at Islington).

TechMarketView subscription service clients can read our views on these most recent deals and more on the other suppliers hoping to win business in the emerging integrated care market in today’s UKHotViewsExtra article - Integrated Care: Opportunities and an evolving supplier landscape.

Posted by Tola Sargeant at '10:01' - Tagged: contract   socialcare   health