Accenture lands NHS PACS extensionBy AuntMinnieEurope.com staff writers
May 10, 2012 -- The U.K. Department of Health has given Accenture a one-year extension to continue to provide its PACS offering to National Health Service (NHS) Trusts in the northeast and east of England/East Midlands that have elected to extend their current service provision with the company.
Accenture said it would now continue to manage the Central Data Store, which provides Trusts with a centrally-hosted, long-term image archive, until 30 June 2016.
The contract extension will allow trusts to postpone costs they would incur for data localization, the process of moving their large imaging history in-house or to other providers, Accenture said.
Accenture has provided managed PACS services to the NHS since 2005. Agfa HealthCare is the software supplier for PACS and the Central Data Store, while Hitachi Data Systems supplies storage for the Central Data Store.
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