The Farrer Park Company, a group of private medical and hospitality specialists, has selected BT as their IT partner for Connexion at Farrer Park, Singapore's first integrated healthcare and hospitality complex.
The communication services and solutions provider made an announcement today saying that in a deal worth about £7 million (US$11 million), it will provide a comprehensive range of programme management and systems integration services for Connexion.
This ambitious complex comprises a specialist medical centre, a private tertiary hospital, and a luxury hotel with state-of-the-art conference and wellness facilities. The Connexion complex is currently under construction and is expected to be completed in 2013.
"Connexion at Farrer Park is set to redefine the future of private healthcare in Singapore," said Dr Luisa Lee, president & chief executive at The Farrer Park Company. "It is a truly unique development which will cement the country's position as the medical hub of the Asia Pacific region."
BT said it would design, build and support the entire facility's technology and applications architecture, bringing together multiple business applications such as the finance and human resources systems, customer relationship management, queue management, security solutions, and the hospitality management and healthcare information systems.
A key aspect of the overall service includes virtualisation of applications and data, and users would have a 'single sign-on' system which would permit them to enter one name and password to access multiple applications from a variety of devices, the IT services company said.
BT said it has successfully implemented a number of health programmes in Singapore, Hungary, Australia, France, Spain, and the Netherlands. Most recently, BT was chosen by SERCO to provide The Fiona Stanley Hospital in Western Australia with a complete suite of ICT services and helping create one of the most technologically advanced medical facilities in the world.
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