WA Health picks NEC Australia for HealthNext project

By Dylan Bushell-Embling
Wednesday, 17 April, 2019

WA Health picks NEC Australia for HealthNext project

WA Health has selected NEC Australia as a key delivery partner for its HealthNext initiative to enhance ICT interconnectivity within the state’s public health systems.

The department has awarded NEC Australia contracts worth over $23 million for the ICT transition and transformation program, which is being led by the department’s shared services provider Health Support Services (HSS).

As part of the agreements, NEC Australia will connect more than 500 health sites across regional and remote areas of the state. The ICT upgrade project, which forms part of the state government’s GovNext-ICT initiative, is expected to be complete by late 2020.

HSS CIO Holger Kaufmann said HealthNext will see the department transition to a contemporary, scalable and cost-effective hybrid cloud IT environment.

“This will provide fast and reliable access to critical health systems while enabling us to better utilise digital innovation to support a more patient-centric and sustainable health system,” he said.

NEC Australia WA State Manager Marcus Ashby added that NEC Australia has now signed around 180 contracts with 35 state government agencies related to the GovNext-ICT strategy.

“NEC is very pleased to partner with WA Health on their transformation journey and we look forward to delivering innovative solutions that underpin their digital services strategy,” he said.

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