Frank Hester, CEO of TPP, has accused NHS bosses of losing lots of of hundreds of thousands on over-priced IT techniques, claiming that his firm affords ‘one other method’.
In an open letter he takes a pot shot at ‘epic worth tags’, an obvious thinly veiled reference to the US digital affected person report (EPR) provider Epic.
He goes on to assert that “for years, prices for hospital EPRs have been artificially inflated”.
Within the open letter on Twitter the TPP boss catalogues the monetary pressures the NHS faces and says over-priced IT is diverting lots of of hundreds of thousands from affected person care.
“What if there have been one other method?”, the letter asks, after which goes on to extol an alternate from TPP: “An IT system that gained a HIMSS 2022 finest resolution award however prices a fraction of the worldwide competitors. A system designed for affected person care, not billing”.
The letter continues: “A system that empowers, slightly than hinders our medical doctors, nurses and managers, and administrative groups. A system that delivers. One that may be deployed shortly and simply, with no hidden prices, no strings connected, no bloated timescales, no armies of overpaid contractors, and no epic price ticket”.
The letter stresses TPP’s dedication to the NHS and lambasts rivals: “We’re right here for our NHS. We’re right here to assist, not drive earnings for shareholders or to grease revolving doorways. Let’s do it for the frontline and select to digitise another way.”
So far NHS TPP has comparatively little presence within the NHS hospital EPR market, and as a substitute stays primarily a provider of well-regarded EPR options broadly utilized in main, group, and psychological well being sectors.
An instance is Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Basis Belief, who went live with an EPR from TPP on the finish of 2021.
The corporate hopes to vary this with its new SystmOne Hospital resolution. “It’s the world’s most superior medical expertise suite,” Hester claimed in a linked sponsored HSJ article.
The award referenced seems to be one given in September to TPP’s Brigid medical app at HIMSS’ Asia Pacific convention in Bali slightly TPP’s SystmOne Hospital software program.
TPP have been approached for remark.
For years, prices for hospital EPRs have been artificially inflated.
It’s time to change this.
This cash might be higher spent supporting medical doctors and nurses on the frontline. pic.twitter.com/KiG7za6hBK
— TPP (@TPP_SystmOne) December 13, 2022