Tech Mahindra announced a 10 year deal with Circle Health to become their technology partner for the next ten years. Tech Mahindra, the India based technology firm that specialises in digital transformation, consulting and business re-engineering, has announced a partnership deal with Circle Health to become their chosen technology partner for the next 10 years. The project will be delivered by Tech Mahindra’s wholly owned UK subsidiary nth Dimension. The deal is predicted to be worth £50 million over the ten years. Circle Health, a private hospital company which also runs NHS management contracts, will provide Tech Mahindra with access to its hospitals, clinicians and experience of running healthcare. This will allow Tech Mahindra to develop and adopt new technologies that improve patient care, operational delivery and to reduce costs for all parties. Tech Mahindra will create new IT solutions for Circle’s hospitals as well as their NHS management contracts, which will provide these facilities with the state-of-the-art technology which the technology firm has previously utilised in other sectors such as the telecoms sector, supporting the adoption of mobile healthcare solutions. Both firms have outlined ambitious plans for rapid growth in the healthcare sector, the lynchpin of which is a new state of the art hospital in Birmingham which will provide a wide range of technological innovations. Rajib Bhattacharya, Tech Mahindra’s Vice President stated: ‘Our plans are to focus on creating and adopting new technologies from around the world into the UK healthcare market which is facing unprecedented pressures on its finances and we felt that Circle were the best partner to work with. We will support them in improving their current infrastructure and co- creating new applications that will allow for patients to take more control of their healthcare.’ The deal is being viewed as an illustration of the impact technology is having on the healthcare sector. Steve Melton, the Chief Executive of Circle Health bought this to the forefront of his statement on the deal. ‘This deal is a sign of the times. Healthcare has yet to see the tech-led disruption that we’ve seen in other sectors, but we think that is about to change. At the same time, there is a big push in UK government policy for transparency and better patient access to data ‘ while the need for healthcare operators to be efficient has never been higher.’ 

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