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Alcidion seals $23.3m contract extension with NHS Trust South Tees
Tue, 12th Dec 2023

Alcidion, a health tech company based in Melbourne, Australia, has just signed a $23.3 million contract extension with NHS Trust South Tees. This will maintain the use of Alcidion’s electronic patient record system, Miya Precision, further supporting improved care and enhanced patient outcomes during a globally challenging period for healthcare systems.

The initial contract, which was agreed upon in November 2020 and then extended a month later, still had 2 years remaining when this fresh extension was signed. NHS Trust South Tees serves a local population of approximately 1.5 million in Northern England, with more than 1000 beds and 9000 staff. It previously incorporated Alcidion's Miya software suite to digitise patient care processes and records. This innovative move also improved system integrations between clinical and patient data.

The software has been instrumental in consolidating diverse data and significantly benefiting the Trust in speeding up and improving clinical decision-making. It has also enhanced electronic observations, digital patient assessments, care planning, and medication processes. Thus far, Miya has saved clinicians considerable time, reducing the administrative burden, and ward round preparation by an hour each per shift, an impressive feat achieved just 15 minutes post-training session.

The successful application of Alcidion's technology isn't just limited to the UK. The company has also made significant strides in Australia, working with entities such as the Alfred in Melbourne, NT Health, and Calvary Health Care.

Kate Quirke, the Alcidion Group Managing Director, stated, “This extension confirms the value Miya Precision has been able to unlock for South Tees in harnessing the power of their own data. South Tees committed to the rollout of Miya Precision during the pandemic and have successfully rolled out the modules to complete an EPR that provides operational insights and provides their clinicians with digital tools that support them by providing them better information to underpin their decision making. The data insights and success metrics we have received to date are extremely positive and reinforce our purpose of giving clinicians time to care for patients."

Quirke continued, “Healthcare systems are under unprecedented pressure, and we remain committed to working with Trusts and Integrated Care Systems as the partner of choice to deliver easy-to-use and clinically relevant technologies that expedite the digital health transition." This continuation is a testament to the efficacy and reliability of Alcidion's software in healthcare management in these trying times.