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 Link to this message Neelam Dugar  posted on Friday, April 27, 2012 - 08:08 am Edit Post Delete Post Print Post
Best of Breed, VNA & an agreed exit strategy
27 April 2012 07:55
Read the OJEU advert & it is really exciting.
http://ted.europa.eu/udl?uri=TED:NOTICE:125358-2012:TEXT:EN:HTML&src=0

PACS & RIS procurements are indeed heading in the right direction

1. Best of breed--PACS, RIS, VNA etc

2. VNA based exit strategy outlined through data ownership

3. EPR & Clinical Portal evolution via a VNA

4. Functional requirements of clinical users clearly defined--SSO, DTI, Context synchronization etc

Well done North Bristol PACS Team.
 Link to this message Neelam Dugar  posted on Monday, May 14, 2012 - 09:41 pm Edit Post Delete Post Print Post
http://www.ehi.co.uk/news/EHI/7744/surrey-and-sussex-picks-philips-pacs
 Link to this message John Parker  posted on Friday, August 10, 2012 - 12:44 pm Edit Post Delete Post Print Post
Its great to see Trusts taking control of their own destiny:

http://www.ehi.co.uk/news/acute-care/7976/shrewsbury-and-telford-extends-agfa-pa cs


http://www.ehi.co.uk/news/EHI/7982/nw-consortium-picks-carestream-pacs

Its also interesting to consider why Trusts decide to either stay with the current supplier, or move to another...perhaps a topic for a future meeting??
 Link to this message Neelam Dugar  posted on Friday, August 10, 2012 - 08:47 pm Edit Post Delete Post Print Post
If Trust does a proper procurement process then it is not possible to say till the end who will actually get the the contract.

Tony Corkett advises to use the following formula for choosing supplier--Total price over the contract lifetime divided by the total score for functionality.

Scores are give for written responses & for demos. You would find yourself scoring against about 50-70 items.
Scoring should be done by a group together to prevent individual bias.
It is really important to ensure that we get value for functionality & do not simply rely on price as the discriminator.

If a supplier does not get a PACS deal, does not say that they are bad. I think there is enough work for multiple suppliers & it is a competitive NHS marketplace.

PACS procurement is new for NHS Trusts--it will be easier next time around.
 Link to this message Paul Ganney  posted on Monday, August 13, 2012 - 12:50 pm Edit Post Delete Post Print Post
Neelam said "PACS procurement is new for NHS Trusts--it will be easier next time around."

This is true for the majority but some Trusts procured last time - it might be worth asking for their experience.

Paul
 Link to this message Neelam Dugar  posted on Tuesday, August 14, 2012 - 08:08 am Edit Post Delete Post Print Post
Yes, Paul. I agree. We have found it very useful talking to Trusts who have already been through procurement--Norwich, Imperial etc & also had advice & help from procurement experts like Jim Wood, Tony Corkett etc. NHS is really a community & everyone is very helpful.
 Link to this message John Parker  posted on Wednesday, August 29, 2012 - 04:31 pm Edit Post Delete Post Print Post
Another anouncement...

http://www.ehi.co.uk/news/EHI/8021/south-west-trusts-pick-insignia-for-pacs

John
 Link to this message John Parker  posted on Wednesday, September 12, 2012 - 01:32 pm Edit Post Delete Post Print Post
VNA coming soon to a hopsital near you.....(if you live in the South East!!):

http://www.ehi.co.uk/news/EHI/8055/image-sharing-for-second-opinions
 Link to this message Neelam Dugar  posted on Thursday, September 27, 2012 - 07:22 am Edit Post Delete Post Print Post
http://www.ehi.co.uk/news/EHI/8080/greater-manchester-sticks-with-ge-pacs

Direct relationships being established via Supply Chain whilst Trusts get their procurement teams up to speed with PACS & RIS procurement process.

The biggest problem with NHS Trusts is the lack of knowhow on procurement. We are fortunate to have people like Tony Corkett, Jim Wood etc who continue to help Trusts with their OJEU process. I think within a few years all Trusts will have done it once, & there will be in-house expertise for IT systems procurement.

We have some really good speakers like Tony, Adrian Parker, Bob Childe who will talk about OJEU & Framework procurement. I would suggest that if your Trust has not been through procurement, please do attend the session.
 Link to this message Richard Perriss  posted on Tuesday, February 26, 2013 - 09:31 am Edit Post Delete Post Print Post
Farewell GE PACS. You have been a faithful companion for the last 7 years. Hope I don't miss you too much!

We are going live with our new PACS supplier this week here in Torbay. Wish us luck!
 Link to this message Parwaez Khan  posted on Tuesday, February 26, 2013 - 09:40 am Edit Post Delete Post Print Post
Good Luck Richard!
 Link to this message Alexander Peck  posted on Tuesday, February 26, 2013 - 10:22 am Edit Post Delete Post Print Post
Good luck Richard! Which supplier do you have now? Is your RIS being migrated too?
 Link to this message Richard Perriss  posted on Tuesday, February 26, 2013 - 10:37 am Edit Post Delete Post Print Post
Our new PACS supplier is Insignia. We are part of a consortium with the other Trusts in Devon and Cornwall. We are the first to go live.
We have kept HSS CRIS as our RIS, but we changed hosts from CSC to Accenture. We have a shared RIS instance accross 5 Trusts in the peninsula. The new RIS arrangement switched over 2 weeks ago. We have had some 'teething problems' due to a change in backend database, but Accenture have worked hard to sort these out.
 Link to this message Richard Szabranski  posted on Tuesday, February 26, 2013 - 11:10 am Edit Post Delete Post Print Post
Welcome to Insignia Land. We've been using them as our County PACS since 2006 so if you need any help, operational advise or hints/tips then give us a shout.
 Link to this message Neelam Dugar  posted on Sunday, March 03, 2013 - 05:07 pm Edit Post Delete Post Print Post
We at Doncaster have gone for
1. Fujifilm for PACS
2. Rogan Delft for RIS
3. Acuo for VNA (subcontracted through Fujifilm)
All contracts are for 7years, allowing us to reassess the market after 7years to see where technology has advanced. We had a number of very good vendors bidding for our contracts & we are grateful to all vendors who participated in our OJEU process. Although the contract can be only awarded to 1 vendor each, we do recognise the amount of work that goes on to get through the process.

It seems we in NHS are moving into a vibrant marketplace for PACS, RIS & VNA. NHS needs multiplicity of suppliers to keep innovation going through competition. This is refreshing change from the past few years.
 Link to this message Neelam Dugar  posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 - 06:21 pm Edit Post Delete Post Print Post
http://www.auntminnieeurope.com/index.aspx?sec=sup_n&sub=pac&pag=dis&ItemID=6087 39
 
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