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Highways Agency extends IT support contract with IPL

The Highways Agency has announced a two year services extension worth half a million pounds for a contract with IPL to support mission-critical IT applications. The contract will enable the HA to manage the display information on roadside signalling devices to help increase road capacity, improve safety and reduce congestion. IPL has been working with the UK's strategic roads operator for more than two decades, developing and delivering a set of tools to support the broadcasting of information on gantry signals and message signs. The tools are also used to help the Highways Agency ensure the right information will be displayed on roadside signs and overhead signals in a range of situations, before new equipment is rolled out.The tools have cut down the testing time for new roadside equipment, with the Highways Agency now able to check what information will appear on a new asset much more easily, the company says. This has cut down the time it takes the Agency to deliver major road projects, while helping make the roads safer and keeping the traffic moving.
Pictured: Electronic sign on the M4 Motorway, Burbarrow Lane Bridge by David Dixon/


Oxford Health NHS Trust picks Advanced for electronic health records

Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust has awarded preferred supplier status to software provider Advanced Health & Care for an integrated electronic health record solution across all of the trust's clinical pathways including child, community and mental health, and specialised services.
The new solution will help the trust's 5,500 staff manage and deliver care across Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Wiltshire, Bath and North East Somerset, and underpin the trust's research programme. Support for mobile clinical staff is at the heart of the project, with Advanced rolling out its integrated clinical mobile working solution to 3,500 clinical users. Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust is a community focused organisation that provides physical, mental health and social care with the aim of improving the health and well-being of patients and their families. Advanced Health & Care, a division of Advanced Computer Software Group, is one of the fastest growing suppliers of leading IT solutions supporting 1,500 'out of hospital', community care provider organisations in the NHS, local government, third-sector and private sector.
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