TPP secures £21m patient care contract across Qatar

Mark Melvin, director of TPP Middle East
Mark Melvin, director of TPP Middle East
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A YORKSHIRE-based technology software firm has signed a multi-million pound deal which will help to improve patient care in the Middle East.

TPP Middle East, the subsidiary of Leeds-based The Phoenix Partnership (TPP), has signed a major collaboration agreement with Integrated Intelligence Services (IIS) to provide a boost to the private healthcare sector across Qatar.

The project is valued at £21m over a period of five years.

TPP Middle East will implement an electronic medical record system, through its SystmOne software, to around 300 primary care sites across Qatar.

The spokesman said: “The system will allow medical records to be shared across the country, resulting in the standardisation of patients’ data, while also ensuring all patient information is collected more routinely.

“This is the first major contract win for TPP’s Middle Eastern offshoot. The company has been working in the region for three years, alongside the region’s embassies and Healthcare UK. The Middle East region has been gradually increasing its investment in the digital healthcare sector over the last few years.”

Mark Melvin, the director of TPP Middle East, said, “SystmOne will play an important role in facilitating the collection and centralisation of patient data to prevent illness and determine developing healthcare trends.

“This contract demonstrates the commitment that healthcare providers in Qatar have to improving healthcare services, and ensuring reliable information systems are in place for the benefit of the patient.

“There is also the emerging eHealth Strategy which will inevitably require providers to modernise their systems in order to participate in national initiatives.”

As the global healthcare industry continues to rapidly develop, storing health records on a central server will allow clinicians and doctors, either in a primary medical centre or hospital, to access files about a patient’s health at any time.

A TPP spokesman said: “The Ministry of Public Health will also have access to these SystmOne reports to help monitor and address healthcare trends and build reports themselves.

“TPP and IIS will start to work with clinics in the private sector over the next few months, with the first clinics due to be using SystmOne by the end of the year. TPP’s integrated patient record will be a cornerstone of IIS’s strategy to work with partners.”