Healthcare Clinical Information Systems 2 framework
Here's what we know so far about the Healthcare Clinical Information Systems 2 framework, including when it opens for applications.
2021 is going to be full of exciting frameworks. Some are brand new to the market, others are new revised iterations of existing successful routes to the public sector. Healthcare Clinical Information Systems 2 is one we’ve got our eye on. And due to the success of it’s – currently Live – first iteration, we think it’s got real promise for suppliers.
There may not be a lot of information just yet, but it’s good to get in the know early!
What are Healthcare Clinical Information Systems?
Clinical Information Systems are used within healthcare to pull data together. You’ve probably heard of an electronic patient record, these are all kept up-to-date using these systems!
They’re ways for each department to effectively access what they need, and relay information elsewhere too. Examples largely centre around critical care situations, such as ICU or similar.
What is the framework?
The Healthcare Clinical Information Systems 2 framework is the second iteration of a hugely successful route to market. Run by NHS SBS, it acts as a way for the NHS to procure this technology. Frameworks make the procurement process faster and more compliant, so they are preferred by many organisations.
There’s no details on the Lot structure, or exact scope of what will be included yet. However, if we look at the current version of the framework (which closes in August 2022) we can see what might be included:
- Lot 1: Core Healthcare Clinical Information Systems – Applicable to all areas of Healthcare
- Lot 2: Integrated Emergency Care Systems
- Lot 3: Theatre Systems
- Lot 4 : Child Health Systems
- Lot 5: Maternity Systems
- Lot 6: Electronic Prescribing Systems – Applicable to all areas of Healthcare
More details about the first iteration of Healthcare Clinical Information Systems on the NHS SBS website. Including current suppliers lists.
When is Healthcare Clinical Information Systems 2 due to open for applications?
If we look at timescales, we’ll be getting more info in the next few months. Although no solid date has been outlined, we expect to get some confirmation of timeline soon. So watch this space!
Although the Healthcare Clinical Information Systems 2 framework might not be open for applications just yet, we suggest getting to grips with the framework. Do this by checking out the current iteration for now but keep an eye out for the PIN release or Contract Notice. Also, suppliers should put these valuable frameworks into their pipelines early, and plan as much as they can!