UK Dept of Health Extends Accenture Contract
The United Kingdom Department of Health extended its PACS contract with global management consultancy Accenture for another year, the group announced yesterday. Accenture delivers its PACS services to 90 hospitals in the National Health Service Trusts (NHS) in the North East and East of England/East Midlands. The group also manages the centralized image storehouse at the NHS Central Data Store, and will continue that service through June 2016. Accenture partners on the project include Agfa HealthCare, the software of which is used in the initiatives, and Hitachi Data Systems.