Strategy and Procurement

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IT Healthcare Strategy and Procurement

Healthcare IT is changing. With the formation of STP's and the impending GDPR regulations, NHS organisations are increasingly looking beyond a series of Go Lives, to the future, where an effective IT Strategy meets clinical and business needs and delivers long-term digital health benefits. With continued downward pressure on budgets, evolving workplace requirements and increased service expectations from patients, Trusts are increasingly looking at their IT Health Systems as strategic assets that enable change.

Ideal are experts in working with NHS organisations to develop Strategy and Procurement solutions
which deliver lasting benefits. Operating solely within the UK IT health sector, Ideal has worked with a number of boards and with senior stakeholders within NHS Trusts to ensure that their IT Strategy is mapped to agreed business objectives, which in the current climate includes alignment to Trust objectives through STP and GDPR plans.

Ideal ensures that all board members, senior clinical and non-clinical, as well as senior IT leaders, are engaged with the process of planning, owning and delivering the strategy.

Health Systems Procurement

Ideal supports healthcare organisations through the complex process of health systems procurement
including requirement definition and supplier selection.

A system implementation is a complex strategic programme that has the potential to transform
an organisation. It requires a high level of investment and commitment of resources over a significant
period of time. There are also important compliance considerations to be made as whichever procurement route the Trust selects must also comply with OGC rules.

With so much at stake, specific expertise is required to ensure that Trusts makes the right investment
decisions, have clearly defined requirements that meet stated business and clinical goals and select
the supplier that is best able to meet these.

Ideal supports Trusts through all stages
of health systems procurement:

• Scoping, procurement strategy and planning
• Market testing and early options appraisal
• Guidance around the procurement
process and OGC compliance
• Outline and Full Business Case Preparation
(Green Book Five Case Model)
• Requirements gathering and defi nition
• Production of Output Based Specification (OBS)
• Production of tender documentation
and managing the tender process
• Contract negotiation

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