Clinical technology specialist IMS MAXIMS has been awarded a place on the UK Government G-Cloud 7 framework for the third year in a row, allowing NHS organisations to continue rapidly and easily accessing a range of support services for deploying and maintaining open source patient administration systems (PAS) and electronic patient record (EPR) technology.
The G-Cloud framework aims to save public sector organisations and suppliers the time and cost traditionally associated with individual, lengthy and expensive procurement contracts and avoids a full OJEU (Official Journal of the European Union) procurement process.
NHS organisations now have two categories through which they can purchase support for openMAXIMS, the free open source code released by IMS MAXIMS last year and which is in use in Taunton and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust.
openMAXIMS has been developed over nearly three decades alongside clinicians, and includes PAS, EPR and clinical modules. It is available for NHS trusts to download via the IMS MAXIMS website.
Under the ‘Specialist Cloud Services’ category, purchasers can access a range of professional services to support an implementation of openMAXIMS. These include benefits realisation, configuration, data migration, project management, testing, training and implementation.
The ‘Software as a Service (SaaS)’ category lists the following services through which NHS organisations can access IMS MAXIMS support and experience:
- openMAXIMS™ Support Services
- openMAXIMS™ Local Configuration Services
- openMAXIMS™ Benefits Realisation Service
- openMAXIMS™ Testing
- openMAXIMS™ Training
- openMAXIMS™ Project Management Service
- openMAXIMS™ Data Migration
Leesa Ewing, commercial director at IMS MAXIMS, said: “NHS providers are typically limited by prolonged procurement processes, meaning that staff and patients have to wait years to benefit from clinical technology that can support the delivery of safer and more efficient care.
“One of our aims at IMS MAXIMS is to make our clinically-driven, user-friendly and proven technology available to as many people as possible – we’ve started this process by launching our solutions as open source.
“Being awarded a place on the G-Cloud 7 framework means healthcare providers have a wider choice in how they procure and use our solutions and specialist services. It essentially responds to the requirement to save precious hospital resources whilst improving the quality of care in the short and long-term.”
To access IMS MAXIMS’ services via G-Cloud 7, search ‘MAXIMS’ in the Government’s Digital Marketplace
Notes to Editors
About IMS MAXIMS
IMS MAXIMS is a pioneering clinical technology specialist committed to improving the coordination of patient care in healthcare environments. Its expert team works in partnership with healthcare organisations to identify and deliver tailored, sustainable information sharing technology solutions supporting the provision of safer and more efficient care for current and future generations.
The organisation’s 29-year history of collaborating with clinicians has resulted in the development of proven, flexible, user-friendly, safe and interoperable open source electronic patient record software.
With an ambition to meet today’s healthcare challenges, IMS MAXIMS makes its software freely available and offers flexible options to support healthcare providers with implementation and maintenance. Its open technology has increased collaboration in the development of the software which has resulted in better clinical engagement and empowerment across hospital wards and departments.
Deployment times are fast, meaning clinicians and patients can benefit from efficiency and safety improvements in rapid time. It is used across 180 healthcare organisations and by 30,000 users each day to provide clinically-led technology solutions for over 13 million patients.
Find out more about IMS MAXIMS’ open source solutions at: http://www.imsmaxims.com/solutions/opensource
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Chris Marsom, Highland Marketing on behalf of IMS MAXIMS
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