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Thursday 25 November 2021

Royal Marsden chooses Epic in £49m DHR deal

Epic logoThe Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust has become the latest NHS trust to sign a contract with US electronic patient record (EPR) system supplier, Epic Systems. The 9-year deal, which runs to October 2030, is worth £48.7m to Epic and was awarded via the NHS London Procurement Partnership framework as part of a partnership with Great Ormond Street Hospital.

The Royal Marsden announced in the summer that it had been exploring a digital health record (DHR) partnership with Great Ormond Street Hospital as part of its Digital Transformation Programme. The deal, confirmed this week, will see The Royal Marsden replace its current EPR with the Epic system in March 2023. The partnership between the two trusts will have benefits for both: The Royal Marsden benefiting from GOSH’s experience of implementing the DHR in 2019; and GOSH being able to do more, at a faster rate and lower cost, as the two trusts share work on future developments of the system.

For Epic Systems, the contract is the latest in a string of deals with NHS trusts that have seen it rapidly climb our rankings (see UK Health Supplier & Market Analysis). Indeed, in 2020, Epic won contracts worth just shy of £740m in the UK - with Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust, Health & Social Care Northern Ireland, Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust and Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust. 2021 has, not surprisingly, been quieter in terms of contract awards, with Epic’s most recent deal prior to The Royal Marsden being a contract extension with Devon. Nonetheless, the evidence suggests that Epic has established itself as the system of choice for many large NHS hospitals looking for a ‘rip and replace’ digital health record.

Posted by: Tola Sargeant at 09:05

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