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October 15, 2019

Atos secures £25m contract to transform healthcare within UK defence services

French information technology firm Atos has secured a £25m contract from the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) to deploy digital transformation in the delivery of healthcare within the defence services in Great Britain.

Image: UK Ministry of Defence selects Atos to deploy digital transformation of healthcare. Photo: courtesy of Harland Quarrington/wikimedia.

The main aim of the MOD’s CORTISONE Programme is to deliver a suite of Medical Information Services (Med IS) by using profit-oriented off-the-shelf products.

Under the CORTISONE programme, the company will carry out a sustainable, integrated, cohesive and enduring information capability that will support the delivery of evidence-based medical, healthcare and dental outputs. Atos will serve as a delivery partner under service provider 3D.

The programme will also ensure full incorporation of procured components, supporting implementation and transition.

Besides service management, the French firm will also offer training services and materials.

Atos’ UK and Ireland senior vice president of sales and marketing Philip Chalmers said: “By adapting commercial industry-standard products to create this suite of Medical Information Services, the CORTISONE programme will provide the Defence Medical Services with an integrated and flexible capability that enables digital transformation in the delivery of healthcare within Defence.”

The Paris-based company will sustain and build up the overall solution architecture, artefacts and component integration, providing technical advice and product evaluation, working closely with the MOD ISS (Information Systems & Services) design throughout the process.

Atos will structure and maintain environments, install and configure commercial off-the-shelf products, build and evaluate interfaces and support data management.

Atos employs more than 110,000 people in 73 countries. It provides end-to-end orchestrated hybrid cloud, big data, business applications and digital workplace solutions.

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The group has been the worldwide information technology partner for the Olympic and Paralympic Games and operates under brands such as Atos, Atos Syntel, and Unify.

In 2018, the technology firm has secured a major UnITy programme contract for hosting and application support services at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra).

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