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HCL bags IT outsourcing deal from Fortis Healthcare

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HCL Infosystems will manage and oversee the IT processes of Fortis Healthcare Ltd for five years under an IT outsourcing deal forged between the two firms.

Under the deal all the hospitals of Fortis will be standardised through the IT systems of HCL and this activity will be completed within 12 months.

HCL will deploy Hospital Information Systems (HIS) and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solutions to standardise operations across Fortis hospitals. Solutions enabling automation of financial processes and business intelligence and analytics solutions will also be offered to the Healthcare major.

Fortis will also be able to have an online sharing of patient records and data.

Shivinder Mohan Singh, Managing Director, Fortis Healthcare said,’This tie up will create newer benchmarks in the quality of healthcare delivery and patient care  and take it to the next level. IT forms the back bone for hospital operations and improved patient care.The system  integration with high end IT infrastructure would result in enhanced performance and superior patient care. I am delighted that with this initiative we will not only have an integrated IT platform meeting the needs of our company today but also have a robust IT infrastructure capable of servicing the future  needs of a  large network  of hospitals across  national boundaries and  geographies.’

Mr. Ajai Chowdhry, Chairman and CEO, HCL Infosystems Ltd. said, ‘We are happy to be a part this ground breaking initiative of introducing total outsourcing of IT Application and Infrastructure Management for the Healthcare industry in India. This deal with Fortis Healthcare is a strategic and an effective move that will not only set new benchmarks for the Indian healthcare industry but also have a positive rub-off on the Fortis Healthcare objectives to provide quality treatment to its patients.’

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