Clinical and Digital Information Systems Framework (CDIS)

The new Clinical and Digital Information Systems Framework (CDIS) to enable health and social care organisations to be fully compliant with the Personalised Health and Care 2020 digital framework is now live.

The Clinical and Digital Information Systems Framework went live on 8th December 2016, and will give organisations access to a highly flexible suite of software applications which brings together key clinical and administrative data in one place. It combines the benefits of an EPR system with the integration and interoperable digital tools which will give care professionals and carers access to all the data, information and knowledge they need, where and when they need it. This will be real-time digital information on an individual’s health and care, made available by 2020 to all NHS-funded services. It will also provide comprehensive data on the outcomes and value of services provided, which in turn will support improvement and sustainability.

The new framework is available not only to mental health NHS trusts but also acute NHS trusts, GPs, Clinical Commissioning Groups, social care bodies in Local Government, charitable organisations and private sector healthcare providers. The CDIS framework is likely to have higher value due to its much wider applicability and extended scope. LPP will be providing the procurement expertise and on-going management of the framework.

The framework will have four Lots, with Lot 4 being particularly attractive to small and medium sized businesses:

Lot 1: Electronic Patient Record Systems - Acute, Community, Child Health, Mental Health & Social Care

Lot 2: Hosting – Data Centres

Lot 3: Interoperability and Interfacing, Clinical and Patient Portals, Informatics and Reporting, Electronic Document Management and Multi-Functional Devices

Lot 4: Specialised Digital Solutions and Professional Services - Mobile Working, BYOD, Tele-Health, Medication Management, Patient Support Solutions, Patient Workflow and Tracking, Innovation, Professional Services (linked to Lots 1 – 4).