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Fujitsu hits NHS Connecting for Health 100% PACS milestone
Fujitsu Services, the Southern Cluster lead in NHS Connecting for Health’s National Programme for IT (NPfIT) has delivered against a major milestone in the programme with its 100 per cent roll out of PACS (Picture Archiving and Communication System) and RIS (Radiology Information System) on time and to budget. Fujitsu is contracted to deliver PACS and RIS to capture, store, display and distribute static and moving digital medical images such as X-rays and scans to enable faster and more accurate diagnosis by clinicians.
- The Southern Cluster is the largest of the five clusters with circa 250,000 NHS employees and a population of 13 million, covering three Strategic Health Authorities (NHS South Central, NHS South West and NHS South East Coast)
- Since the first installation at West Dorset General Hospitals Trust in April 2005, Fujitsu has installed 38 PACS systems and 33 RIS systems across 167 locations and within 38 Trusts
- There are over 150 million patient images held in Fujitsu’s UK data centre which is growing on average at a rate of 3 million a week
- PACS is implemented in conjunction with GE Healthcare and RIS with Healthcare Software Systems (HSS)
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.
Date: 31 March, 2007