Tech Mahindra announced that it has been selected by Circle Health after a competitive procurement process to become their chosen technology partner for the next 10 years. The project will be delivered by nth Dimension, a newly formed wholly owned subsidiary of Tech Mahindra in the United Kingdom.
The deal was signed today and is worth a projected £50 million over the 10 years.
In response to the creation of the partnership Circle will provide access to its hospitals, clinicians and experience of running healthcare, allowing Tech Mahindra to develop and adopt new technologies that improve patient care, operational delivery and to reduce costs for all parties. Tech Mahindra will develop new IT solutions for Circle’s hospitals and NHS management contracts - giving its facilities access to state-of-the-art technologies that it has deployed in other sectors such as the telecoms sector, supporting the adoption of mobile healthcare solutions.
Both Circle and Tech Mahindra have ambitious growth plans for the healthcare sector, focusing in the first instance on the creation of a new state of the art hospital in Birmingham that will allow for a wide range of innovations to be adopted within the design phase. Additionally Tech Mahindra will support Circle in developing its innovative MSK service across Bedfordshire, providing patients with the ability to book their MRI appointments from their mobile phones and GPs viewing scans and reports from their mobile devices.
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.” He also added, “Tech Mahindra are a hugely respected firm with a track record of innovation. Its technology has made organizations across a vast range of sectors more connected, agile and efficient. We’re absolutely delighted our partnership with Tech Mahindra will support us to grow our business and improve our competitiveness through the adoption of new technologies.”
Rajib Bhattacharya, Vice President, Tech Mahindra said: We are delighted to partner with Circle who have a proven track record of innovation in healthcare delivery. 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.