Proact wins NHS Lanarkshire cloud patient deal

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Proact will host the new converged cloud system from its Scottish network operations centre

European IT services firm Proact will deliver and manage a new converged IT platform to NHS Lanarkshire.

Responsible for improving the health of more than 650,000 people, NHS Lanarkshire has chosen a new private cloud from Proact to host its upgraded Patient Administration Application and increase its service levels.

The NHS logo on a signNHS Lanarkshire has taken advantage of Proact’s support programme, delivered from Proact’s ISO27001 network operations centre in central Scotland.

The project will provide a single point of contact for support, incident handling, change management, service improvement, reporting and upgrades/updates for a new private cloud used to host the TrakCare system.

The converged IT solution is built on FlexPod architecture, from Proact’s managed cloud service portfolio, designed to underpin InterSystem’s TrakCare application for a new national patient information system.

The requirement for the programme was driven by a need to replace existing legacy equipment used in the delivery of patient management in Lanarkshire. Healthcare organisations are said to be making breakthroughs in patient care with TrakCare, a unified patient administration application that facilitates coordinated care across hospitals throughout a region.

Proact’s FlexPod architecture is designed to work in unison with TrakCare, offering a resilient, robust and future-proof environment for NHS Lanarkshire. Proact will fully manage the infrastructure by providing a remote service management wrap for the storage, networks, hypervisor, physical servers and virtual machine operating systems.

Barry McCalister, head of applications at NHS Lanarkshire, said: “NHS Lanarkshire is looking forward to working with Proact on the service management and support of the infrastructure for TrakCare, our critical patient administration solution.”

“Proact is assisting in delivering improved patient management using the latest converged infrastructure and virtualisation supported by our support, engineering and delivery teams,” said Stephen Croke, sales director at Proact IT.