The Ministry of Defence (MoD) has agreed on a new contract with Atos IT Services to support the Cortisone programme of Defence Medical Services.
The new three-year deal, with an option for a one-year extension and valued at up to £33 million, was awarded under the Technology Services 3 procurement framework and follows on from a contract between the two in 2019.
The company will continue its role as technical services partner for medical information systems, in which it has implemented a re-usable platform based approach.
Nikki Kelly, senior vice president, public sector and defence Northern Europe at Atos, said: “This renewed partnership allows for the continued transformation of modern Defence Medical Services provision by collaborating to deliver an integrated, cohesive and enduring capability to support evidence based, patient centric healthcare for all personnel.”
Cortisone is aimed at creating an ecosystem for healthcare information services in the armed forces, with an interconnected network of products and services based on common standards. It includes Cegedim Healthcare Solutions, CGI, Intersystems and Azure as other partners.