Belfast and London, UK – 23 January 2018 – Kainos Group plc, a leading provider of Digital Services and Platforms, announces the successful collaboration with Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust to implement cloud-managed Evolve Electronic Medical Records (EMR) in the Trust.

The deal will see the award-winning Kainos Evolve EMR platform migrate from an on-premise solution to a Microsoft Azure cloud-hosted managed service. The announcement is a response to the growing focus from digital leaders within the NHS on managed services and cloud-based solutions. These are seen as key areas for overcoming some of the biggest challenges Trusts face which include limited financial resources, stretched IT budgets and ongoing security risks.

The cloud-based Evolve EMR solution further enhances Kainos’ reputation for enabling digital transformation using cloud technologies. With patient records being a key information source for clinicians, the deal represents increased confidence within healthcare organisations in the security and financial benefits of moving towards cloud-based solutions such as Evolve EMR.

Brendan Mooney, CEO of Kainos, commented “This is a very exciting project for us. We’re delighted to work with one of the most innovative Trusts in the UK to become a pathfinder for cloud-based infrastructure within the NHS. The Trust will benefit from advanced security, fully managed end-to-end operational maintenance, managed upgrades by dedicated Evolve platform experts and ease of scalability, all of which support the Trust’s ambitions as a digital leader in the NHS. Kainos has been a key supplier of cloud-based managed services to the UK Government Digital Service projects for many years, and this deal highlights further the value and innovation that our experience and the Evolve EMR solution brings to our customers.”

Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust is the largest specialist heart and lung NHS centre in the UK and one of the largest in Europe, carrying out major cardiothoracic surgery.

The move to the cloud is part of a major transformational programme within the Trust to enable efficient and effective approaches to patient care through the use of digital and technology solutions.

Joanna Smith, CIO of Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust commented “Our strategy is cloud first – we’re delighted to be working with the Kainos team on this project.  By investing in IT services and solutions that third-party vendors such as Kainos have proven experience in, our internal IT function can focus on supporting our clinical teams to bring real benefits to our patients.”