A UK healthcare contract awarded to IT services provider Atos Origin last December has been suspended as a result of quality concerns.
Atos Origin won the 257m pound contract with the Department of Health for diagnostic services, but issues with the way patient information is being recorded has led to a suspension of the contract while an investigation is carried out.
The suspension is another in a long list of problems the UK government has had with IT vendors on health projects. It is currently under fire for the much-delayed and costly Connecting for Health program which involves a complete overhaul of the National Health Service’s applications and infrastructure.
In separate news, Atos Origin announced a contract win with Dutch pharmaceutical firm DSM for IT services over the next six years.