NHS looks to move data-analytics platform into the cloud
NHS Business Services Authority issues RFI seeking feedback on potential benefits and challenges of moving Oracle-based system off premises
The NHS is looking to move a key data-analytics platform into the cloud.
Since 2013 the NHS Business Services Authority (NHSBSA) has operated a data-analytics learning laboratory (DALL) which gathers together information on £30bn in annual health-service spending. A range of data sets – and reports designed to help inform policy – are hosted on the DALL and available for use by NHS and Department for Health representatives. The analytics system is comprised of on-premises Oracle Exadata and Exalytics technology.
“In order to meet current and emerging business requirements, the NHSBSA wish to explore the option to migrate the DALL from on-premises to cloud,” the NHSBSA said, in a request for information (RFI) document.
The organisation is seeking market feedback on what “hosting solutions exist in the marketplace that could host the current DALL service comprising Oracle products”. But the NHSBSA added that “this is not restricted to Oracle cloud” products.
The RFI is also seeking information on the supplier landscape, and how much moving to the cloud might cost upfront and on an ongoing basis. NHSBSA is also interested in hearing about the potential “benefits of cloud-based solutions, which may include monetary savings, increased functionality, [and] improved interoperability”.
Contract – which is not signed under the terms of the public sector-wide OGVA – covers provision of cloud services
Reseller Trustmarque wins year-long deal
Platform covers the collection of both clinical and non-clinical information
An annual survey from techUK shows that significant barriers remain for smaller firms wishing to supply government, according to Henry Rex
It’s been one of the most challenging years for healthcare providers, but Salesforce sees lasting change from accelerated digital transformation
Cloud-based applications can provide ways for agencies and departments to innovate and operate in new ways, as the past year has highlighted they must, writes Oracle