iSOFTiSOFT, an IBA Health Group company, has inked an agreement with leading Australian private hospital provider, Healthscope Ltd, valued at US$ 2.78 million over three years.

The agreement to implement iSOFT's software at 38 Healthscope hospitals is in addition to a US$ 9.27 million agreement made in December 2007 for software licences and support services over seven years. The initial agreement included pilot implementations of iSOFT's web-based patient administration solution at two hospitals. Following the success of these pilots, implementation will start shortly at Healthscope's remaining hospitals, including Knox Private Hospital in Victoria, Allamanda Private Hospital in Queensland and Mount Hospital in Western Australia.

The implementation services covered under the latest agreement include project management, software installation, system configuration, training, and migrating medical records and data from a range of legacy systems.

According to Dougall McBurnie, Group Chief Information Officer, Healthscope, given the marked improvements in feature and function from iSOFT's web-based patient administration solution experienced at the two pilot installations, we have elected to roll-out the solution to all of our hospitals, thus standardizing our data sets, configurations and business processes.

"The ease of implementation of a common group-wide solution and smooth transition to a modern solution with minimal disruption for staff is a huge bonus," stated McBurnie.

Healthscope, one of Australia's largest private healthcare operators, owns or manages medical/surgical, rehabilitation and psychiatric hospitals. It also operates a leading pathology business with facilities in Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and Malaysia.

iSOFT is one of the world's largest providers of healthcare IT solutions. It designs, builds and delivers industry-leading software systems that serve the entire health sector. iSOFT's capacity to embrace change and keep abreast of emerging new directions in healthcare allows its customers to explore the exciting potential of new technologies while securing their existing investments.

Currently, over 13,000 provider organizations in 35 countries across five continents use iSOFT solutions to manage patient information and drive improvements in core processes. Its solutions are a catalyst for change, increasing efficiencies and providing direct benefits to all stakeholders across the whole spectrum of care.

The company's business is driven by the collective talent, experience and commitment of over 4,000 specialists around the globe. iSOFT Global Development Centres of Excellence in Chennai and Bangalore contribute strategically to this international footprint.