iSOFT wins four lab system support contracts worth £2.7m
8 Oct 2006
iSOFT has won four contracts worth £2.7m for support and
maintenance of its market-leading laboratory information systems (LIS).
The deals are with NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, NHS Lothian, St Mary’s NHS
Trust at Paddington and Salford Royal Hospitals NHS Trust. All four have
agreed three-year contract extensions.
St Mary’s pathology systems manager
Edwin Turner said: “Our pathology system is business critical to the trust
and the 24/7 support from iSOFT and reliable processing is crucial in
providing acute care to patients,” he said.
“This shows that customers
value our LIS applications and services,” said Paul Richards, managing
director of iSOFT UK and Ireland. “While the National Programme remains a
major focus and major priority for the company, it is only one component of
our business. Non-NPfIT activities such as LIS continue to thrive both in
the UK and overseas.”
iSOFT has 150 LIS customers in the UK, giving it a
65% share of the UK market. There are a further 350 LIS customers in
Germany, and last month the company launched its laboratory application in
According to a Frost & Sullivan* report in August, the UK’s
LIS market was worth $28.1m in 2005 and by 2012 will be worth $40.9m. The
LIS market in Germany was valued at $40.4m last year but will grow to $56.3m
by 2012, the report says. It estimates the total LIS market in Europe as
being worth over $210m by 2012.
“We are in a prime position to capitalise
on the growth in this sector,” Richards said.
In a separate deal, St
Mary’s has agreed a £750,000 contract to use iSOFT’s patient administration
system and disaster recovery services until 2008.