July 15 Quicksilva have been awarded a place on the GP Systems of Choice Lot 3 Framework, with respect to its Health and Social Care integration service, conneQt®.
52 suppliers expressed an interest in the Lot 3 procurement in May 2013, with just 17 being awarded a Lot 3 framework agreement in March 2015.
The second iteration of the successful framework continues to drive freedom of choice for GPs looking to purchase principal systems, but with an additional focus on enabling the sharing of information with other health-care providers, such as hospitals and social care organisations.
“We are delighted that the GPSoC Framework supports the national drive towards integrated Health and Social Care,” said Gayna Hart, Founder and Managing Director of Quicksilva, “the addition of Lot 3, which caters purely for interoperability services takes a considerable amount of risk away from NHS buyers, making integration with Social Care more attractive than ever before”.
Lot 3 Services were scrutinised closely by the procurement team at the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) for security features, commercial viability and value for money. Quicksilva’s Business Development Manager, Bonnie Thomas, said:
“The qualification process has been robust and vigorous we feel certain this result will translate into confidence for purchasing authorities that our conneQt® service has been put through its paces. We have already received enquiries from potential customers as to whether they can purchase from us through the GPSoC Framework – which only goes to demonstrate how valuable this qualification process is to buyers,”
For more information about conneQt® features and benefits, click here.