TCS part of $1.65 b UK health project

CIOL Bureau
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NEW DELHI: National Heath Service, UK has appointed The Fujitsu alliance, of which Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) is a member, as Local Service Provider. According to the press release, the £896m ($1,65 billion) contract spread over nine years will help the National Health Service in its drive to improve healthcare for patients in the Southern region of UK.

As part of this program, TCS will provide clinical application implementation and data migration. TCS Lifesciences and healthcare practice will implement a part of the large project bagged by the alliance. The release further states that TCS expects a billing in excess of £120 million from this deal over the next nine years.

The contract, due to run until 2013, has been awarded to the Fujitsu Alliance who will act as the Local Service Provider for the Southern region. The team includes Fujitsu as prime contractor, IDX Systems Corporation for the core clinical application, TCS for clinical application implementation and data migration, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP for security and training; and BT for systems integration.

TCS Life Sciences and Healthcare practice provides comprehensive IT consulting and end-to-end IT solutions to industry and government. The group has extensive experience of implementing web-enabled, hospital management and patient record systems.

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