Artificial Intelligence (AI) Software in Neuroscience for Stroke Decision Making Support
Framework Agreement Description
The Artificial Intelligence (AI) Software in Neuroscience for Stroke Decision Making Support Framework Agreement provides Artificial Intelligence (AI) software that supports the analysis of medical imaging for ischaemic or haemorrhagic strokes; this enables clinicians to diagnose and treat strokes faster and more reliably. Use of AI speeds up diagnostic process, crucial in stroke where interventions are time-dependent, with significant harm and long-term disability caused if left untreated. The framework agreement supports the delivery of better outcomes for patients by helping the NHS access cutting-edge technology that will transform the clinical pathway and creates a simple, compliant commercial solution offering assurance to buyers.
The use of artificial intelligence in the analysis of stroke imagery can make significant differences in providing rapid treatment where required for patients undergoing an ischaemic or haemorrhagic stroke. But where do healthcare organisations start when looking to procure these innovative AI technologies? Darrien Bold, National Digital and AI Lead for Stroke at NHS England and NHS Improvement (NHSE/I) & Adam Nickerson from NHS SBS explain.
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Framework Agreement Information
When does the framework agreement start?
18 February 2022 - 17 February 2024 (with the option to extend to 2026)
Who can take advantage of the framework agreement?
NHS and Public Sector Organisations
What does the framework agreement cover?
This framework agreement provides Artificial Intelligence (AI) software that supports the analysis of medical imaging for ischaemic or haemorrhagic strokes enabling clinicians to diagnose and treat strokes faster and more reliably.
What are the benefits of using the framework agreement?
• COMPLIANT ROUTE TO MARKET
A compliant procurement exercise published on Find a Tender Service has already been undertaken to ensure that the framework agreement suppliers meet all key standards and requirements, saving valuable time and resources.
• DIRECT AWARD
Ability to directly award a contract to approved suppliers on the framework agreement (subject to meeting terms and conditions of the framework) providing a timely and compliant route to market to meet your requirements.
Opportunity to run a mini-competition to meet the bespoke requirements of each NHS organisation as well as helping to drive further competitive pricing.
• QUALITY OF SERVICE PROVISION
The experience and capability of suppliers has been robustly tested via the process to establish the framework agreement giving full confidence in the approved suppliers.
• NATIONAL STROKE LEAD SUPPORT
Suppliers have been evaluated and approved by leading Stroke Physicians in the national programme for Stroke.
• GEOGRAPHIC COVERAGE
Suppliers are able to supply all regions and sub-regions of the UK.
• CHOICE OF SUPPLIERS
A total of 5 suppliers have been awarded to this framework agreement.
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