Companies will create a state of the art hospital in Birmingham.
Tech Mahindra and Circle Health are partnering in a 10 year £50 million contract, as they look to capitalise on tech enabled change in the NHS.
Circle will provide access to its hospitals, clinicians and experience of running healthcare, which will allow Tech Mahindra to develop and adopt new technologies that are designed to improve patient care, operational delivery and to reduce costs.
The company will develop new IT solutions for Circle’s hospitals and NHS management contracts, with the goal being to give the facilities access to state-of-the-art technologies that have already been deployed in other sectors, such as telecoms, to support the adoption of mobile healthcare solutions.
The ambitious plans see the two focusing on creating a new state of the art hospital in Birmingham, getting on board in the beginning means that a wide range of innovations can be adopted in the design phase.
Steve Melton, Chief Executive of Circle, said: "This deal is a sign of the times. Healthcare has yet to see the tech-led disruption that we’ve seen in other sectors, but we think that is about to change. At the same time, there is a big push in UK government policy for transparency and better patient access to data – while the need for healthcare operators to be efficient has never been higher."
The project will be delivered by nth Dimension, which is a newly formed wholly owned subsidiary of Tech Mahindra.
Rajib Bhattacharya, Vice President, Tech Mahindra said: "Our plans are to focus on creating and adopting new technologies from around the world into the UK healthcare market which is facing unprecedented pressures on its finances and we felt that Circle were the best partner to work with.
"We will support them in improving their current infrastructure and co- creating new applications that will allow for patients to take more control of their healthcare.
"Circle are also building a new hospital in Birmingham which is the second largest city in the UK and we will be embedding our technologies into the build so that the hospital will benefit from mobile solutions that will allow for the clinical staff to operate at the highest levels of productivity and quickly."