Atos has been awarded a three-year contract with Solent NHS Trust to manage, support and secure its services to enable a better experience of delivering and receiving more effective and good value healthcare.
This project supports the Trust’s move to cloud, to provide a digital workplace that meets the requirements for the Trust users from anywhere, with security, sovereignty and governance.
Solent operates from a range of locations including community hospitals, outpatient settings, health centres and patients’ homes. This partnership will see Atos working over three years to deliver on the Trust’s ambitions to accelerate its digital strategy and support new and mobile ways of working across the Trust and wider integrated care system across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.
Atos will manage all Microsoft 365 services, Azure Cloud Servers, Azure Active Directory, Microsoft Teams telephony and related services, driving enhanced end-user experience, and will continuously support innovation over the course of the contract. This will also create potential for the Trust to explore further opportunities to supports its drive for sustainability.
Neil Shazell, Director of IT at Solent NHS Trust,said: “Our clinicians and healthcare teams need secure, seamless and intuitive workplace services to help continue delivering great care. Our partnership with Atos reflects a fresh approach to delivering our shared vision for Solent NHS Trust, providing our staff with the resources they need, including optimising the use of innovative technology.”
Sam Jones, SVP Health & Life Sciences Northern Europe, Atos, said: “We look forward to working collaboartively with Solent NHS Trust to provide Microsoft cloud-based services which are a critical enabler. Drawing on our wealth of healthcare experience, and our recognised leadership in digital workplace and cyber secuirity, our partnership will help Solent NHS Trust realise its vision to provide secure, inutuitve and innovative tools for staff that will in turn drive positive patient outcomes”.
The deal underlines Atos’ health services sector expertise and builds on its successful track record working with healthcare organisations to accelerate and secure their digital journeys, including its work as digital transformation partner to many Trusts throughout the UK.