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Accenture awarded additional $57M to continue supporting My Health Record infrastructure - News Byte

by Angel Jemmett •
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Accenture is one of just two or three major IT Services firms in Canberra consistently winning the most strategic and high value systems integration projects – and not just in the last 6 months but in a consistent fashion over the past decade.  

Accenture will continue provide ‘National Infrastructure Services for the My Health Record System’ for another year under a $57 million contract with the Australian Digital Health Agency (ADHA), awarded one month after the previous contract‘s expiry date.

This brings the overall value of the contract up to $629.5 million over the past ten years. Accenture has been responsible for the design, build, integration and delivery of the system since 2011, when the program was still known as the Personally Controlled Electronic Health Record (PCEHR). This program had to be significantly redesigned, and provided with enabling legislation, because it relied on citizens ‘opting in’ and very few did so.

The system’s core IT infrastructure is built using Oracle and Orion Health. However, the ADHA has previously expressed interest in transitioning to a cloud-based platform and leveraging open source software to reduce costs.

This deal comes soon after the Australian Digital Health Agency signed an $18 million contract with Deloitte to deliver an application programming interface (API) gateway.

Accenture has also been awarded the Department of Home Affairs contract to deliver the Permissions Capability Platform and in February 2021, it was awarded the Department of Defence’s $117 million Vetting Transformation Prime Systems Integrator contract.

The My Health Record System currently processes approximately 1.26 billion transactions per year for the 90 percent of Australians who did not ‘opt out’ of having their health records included in the revised My Health Record system.

              So what?

Accenture is one of just two or three major IT Services firms in Canberra consistently winning the most strategic and high value systems integration projects – and not just in the last 6 months but in a consistent fashion over the past decade.  The provision of ‘National Infrastructure Services for the My Health Record System’ role is however the only major IT ‘managed services’ contract it holds in Canberra.  

Jurisdiction
  • Federal
Category
  • IT Services
  • Labour Hire
Sector
  • Health