TechnologyOne increases footprint in healthcare sector with new wins

Healthscope and Frank Whiiddon Masonic Homes of NSW sign new software contracts

TechnologyOne Limited (ASX: TNE), a leading Australian provider of enterprise business software solutions continues to increase its footprint in the healthcare sector, winning new business from two leading health organisations in Australia:
  • Healthscope, a large private healthcare provider with operations throughout Australasia; and
  • The Whiddon Group, a not-for-profit organisation that provides aged care services to NSW residents.

Adrian Di Marco, Executive Chairman, TechnologyOne, said the company is continuing to grow its business in this market thanks to its proven track record in the healthcare sector.

TechnologyOne provides back office software systems for more than 30 customers in the healthcare sector including Freemasons Hospital (Victoria), the Australian Medical Council, the Carpentaria Disability Service (NT), Healthcare of New Zealand Ltd, Hospital Benefits Fund (WA), the Little Company of Mary Healthcare, the National Heart Foundation of Australia, NIB Health Funds, the Royal Flying Doctor Service, Uniting Care, Wakefield Hospital (NZ), the Royal Liverpool Children’s Trust (UK), and Pinnacle Healthcare (NZ).

“Our enterprise suite of software solutions provides back office systems which increase productivity, improve performance and enhance reporting for organisations which provide patient and aged care services and facilities,” Mr Di Marco said.

“We’re particularly pleased about winning business with the Royal Children’s Hospital Trust in the United Kingdom where we are a relatively new player.”

Healthscope has signed a substantial contract for the provision of TechnologyOne Financials and TechnologyOne Supply Chain software. The contract was secured following a rigorous selection process which will see the TechnologyOne Financials and Supply Chain solutions implemented in the 46 Healthscope hospitals, 92 pathology laboratories and all medical centres across Australia, New Zealand and Asia.

“Initial implementation has already commenced, with 30 hospitals and 71 of the pathology centres now using TechnologyOne Financials and Supply Chain management solutions and the remaining sites scheduled to go live this month,” said Dougall McBurnie, Healthscope Group CIO.

“In the first three months of operation the system has quickly geared up, processing millions of transactions with no performance or reliability issues. The ability to integrate this technology quickly and efficiently into our enterprise was an important factor in our selection of TechnologyOne software,” he said.

Following a competitive open tender process, the Frank Whiddon Masonic Homes of NSW has signed a new contract with TechnologyOne for Financials, Business Intelligence (BI) and Supply Chain solutions along with project management services. A planned second phase will provide core aged care functionality including new modules and additional product developments.

When complete, the software will be implemented across Frank Whiddon Masonic Homes of NSW's 23 facilities in New South Wales and will improve operational requirements, including simplified and real-time reporting. In addition, the technology presents individual managers with a tailored, active, role-specific workplace which includes proactive task alerts, self-service report generation and a workflow engine to automate and streamline the job at hand.

Mr Di Marco said the new contracts demonstrate the scalability of the company’s software solutions because they support technology requirements across a large number of local and international sites.

“We provide our customers with solutions that evolve with their needs. This guarantees a simple and straightforward upgrade path for our clients with regular software releases that provide new features, functions and technology to provide long-term security and functionality they are seeking.”

The user friendly interface underpinned by TechnologyOne’s Ci platform was also an important factor in the company’s selection by both customers as it will ensure that the software is accessible to a large number of employees with minimum training.