20th November 2008
iSOFT Business Solutions wins EUR600,000 contract with Irish Medical Council
Capita IB Solutions, an IBA Health Group company (ASX:IBA), has won a contract worth over EUR600,000 with the Medical Council of Ireland in Dublin to develop a system for the countrys 17,000 doctors to register membership online. The deal includes capital spend and support for five years. Based on the companys Integra suite of application software, the system will help the Medical Council to meet its requirements under Irelands Medical Practitioners Bill 2007 with the objective of protecting and informing the public in its dealings with medical practitioners. The Bill introduced new measures for the registration and control of medical practitioners and has significantly changed the membership and functions of the Medical Council. Replacing paper-based methods, the new database will allow applications to be entered online along with online payments and requests for a Certificate of Good Standing, which doctors need to continue practicing. The Capita IB Solutions web-enabled development will support registration, retention, register maintenance, and online payments processing. The system will also feature a my page facility for individual doctors. Jim McDermott, the Medical Councils head of IT, said: Capita IB Solutions has a highly experienced project team with a track record of delivering similar systems and an in-depth knowledge of the public sector. The companys partnership approach to the development was another important factor in its selection. Eamonn Morris, managing director of Capita IB Solutions, said: Capita IB Solutions has been providing off-the-shelf and custom software solutions for over 30 years. These solutions have enabled our customers to gain significant competitive advantage, streamline business process flows, increase efficiency and productivity and produces significant cost savings. We have developed a reputation for delivering our projects in partnership with our customers on-time, within budget and to specification. This win highlights the importance of the services offered and underpins our reputation in the marketplace.