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Fujitsu and Cerner conclude contracts for the NHS Connecting for Health NHS Care Records Service in the Southern Cluster

Fujitsu Services awarded a contract to Cerner Ltd on Friday 2 September to utilise the healthcare information technology company’s software for the NHS Care Records Service in the Southern Cluster.

September 07, 2005

After a detailed review, Fujitsu and NHS Connecting for Health signed a Memorandum of Understanding in June 2005 agreeing on the use of Cerner Millennium® software for the NHS Care Records Service in the Southern Cluster, subject to a final contract. The contract signing finalises this agreement. Work on the deployment of Cerner systems had commenced immediately in June and has progressed with 17 trusts in the Southern Cluster while the contract negotiations continued. The first systems will go live at around the turn of the year.

“We are very pleased to be working with Cerner in the Southern Cluster and to have completed the change of supplier,” said Peter Hutchinson, managing director, public sector, Fujitsu Services. “We are confident that we can now deploy our strategic solutions and deliver the patient benefits promised by the programme.”

"We are delighted to formalise our relationship with Fujitsu," said David Sides, managing director of Cerner in the UK. "In the last eight weeks, we have been involved with Fujitsu engaging with more than 1,000 NHS staff throughout the Southern Cluster in various design sessions, demonstrations and deployment activities."

“This is a fundamental building block for ensuring successful implementation and we look forward to working with Fujitsu to improve the work environment for NHS staff, enabling them to deliver the highest levels of patient care.”

About Cerner

Cerner Corp. is taking the paper record out of healthcare, eliminating error, interpretation and duplication in the care process. With more than 1,500 clients worldwide, Cerner is the leading supplier of healthcare IT. For more than 15 years, Cerner has provided healthcare IT solutions to the NHS and private sector clients throughout the UK.

About Fujitsu Services

Fujitsu Services is one of the leading IT services companies in Europe, Middle East and Africa . It has an annual turnover of £1.74 billion, (€2.58 billion) employs 14,500 people and operates in over 20 countries. It designs, builds and operates IT systems and services for customers in the financial services, telecom, retail, utilities and government markets. Its core strength is the delivery of IT infrastructure management and outsourcing across desktop, networking and data centre environments, together with a full range of related services, from consulting through integration and deployment. Headquartered in London , Fujitsu Services is the European-centred IT services arm of the Fujitsu Group. The Fujitsu Group is a US$45 billion (€37 billion) leader in customer-focused IT systems and services for the global marketplace.

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Date: 07 September, 2005