hicago-based Accenture will work with Stanford Hospital & Clinics, based in Palo Alto, Calif., on a seven-year, connected health technology initiative to improve patient care and operational efficiency. The effort will continue to advance Stanford’s patient care platform, which connects the hospital and outpatient clinics to create a near-paperless electronic medical record.
Under the agreement, Accenture will work with Stanford to enhance clinical processes and deploy new capabilities, including business intelligence, health analytic tools and patient-centered technology. Accenture will assume certain operational and administrative responsibilities for Stanford Hospital’s information technology environment.
Stanford Hospital will migrate to Accenture’s virtualization offering, which will be a key component of the hospital’s new technology infrastructure. Accenture will manage applications and infrastructure including applicable data centers, network, help desks and device support.
Stanford Hospital earlier this year received the highest level designation for its electronic medical record system from the HIMSS Analytics Database, the industry organization focused on the use of information technology in health care. Stanford Hospital is the fourth healthcare organization and one of only six nationwide among more than 5,000 in the HIMSS Analytics Database to achieve this top-level designation, known as Stage 7.