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By | Guardian Government Computing 24th April 2012 07:01

NHS trusts offer £5m wad for pics and comms gear

Will include voice recog and image archives

Three health trusts in south-west England are seeking a new picture archive and communications system (Pacs).

The five-year agreement, valued at a potential £5m, is being handled by Bristol and Weston NHS Purchasing Consortium on behalf of the North Bristol trust, University Hospitals Bristol foundation trust and Weston Area Health trust.

The Pacs deal will also cover radiology information systems, voice recognition, advanced image processing, and vendor neutral archive and associated services.

The procurement will also be open to other local health bodies, according to a notice in the Official Journal of the European Union.

"A modern solution is required that will deliver streamlined and advanced workflow and includes close integration with the patient record to maximise information exchange and patient benefit," the notice says.

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