CSC to acquire troubled NHS supplier iSoft

IT services giant CSC has agreed to acquire troubled healthcare software firm iSoft after the latter suspended shares and put itself up for sale last month. Experts say the acquisition was necessary for CSC to preserve its contracts with the NHS, which are under intense scrutiny after continued delays.

The Department of Health (DH) recently said it was considering scrapping its contract with CSC to implement iSoft’s Lorenzo Care Records Service for the NHS.

The DH has formally notified CSC that it has breached its contract by missing a key milestone and is considering whether to terminate the contract.

Anyone else using iSoft should be checking their contract to see whether CSC can increase iSoft support costs while also reviewing the value that the software brings.

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