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Virtualstock and Pagero sign a new partnership to support a digitally connected NHS

11-Feb-2019
Virtualstock and Pagero sign a new partnership to support a digitally connected NHS
This partnership is the first interoperable agreement to be achieved in the UK between an eCatalogue solution and PEPPOL access point provider.

Simply put, this interoperability means information can be transferred to the people who need it, when they need it, in a form and to standards they expect, regardless of the technology system provider. This results in greater connectivity and simplification across networks, and more accurate efficient working practices. As such it is fundamental to unlocking the potential of a truly technologically driven NHS.

Pagero is an interoperable cloud-based platform that transports business documents (Purchase Orders, Invoices, etc) across the PEPPOL (pan-European public procurement online) network. PEPPOL’s business interoperability specifications mean all documents are of a set standard and form.

Virtualstock’s the Edge4Health™ platform is an online market place where NHS trusts and suppliers can conduct seamless transactions, through their PIM(product information management)2Pay ‘Perfect Order’ solution.

Together this partnership means that NHS trusts and suppliers will benefit from fast and efficient transfer of documents, to a standard they can trust to be both accurate and compliant. This will improve the efficacy and efficiency of orders, making savings on both sides, and accelerating the take up of The Edge4 Health and Pagero PEPPOL services by suppliers across the NHS.

As such, this latest partnership is another step taken by Virtualstock and Pagero towards helping to drive operational efficiency and cost savings across the NHS.

Our partnership with Pagero is part of our on-going commitment to interoperability in the NHS. While other technology providers in the health system have been reluctant to open their network to interoperability, Virtualstock and Pagero are committed to an inclusive approach, joining up their services to the wider healthcare tech community. Building partnerships with outstanding technology companies like Pagero is also a key part of our growth strategy in the health sector. Tim Ingham –CEO – Virtualstock Limited

It is incumbent on all operators who provide Scan4safety services to the NHS to drive interoperability and partnerships for the benefit of our healthcare community. I am delighted to be embarking on one of the most significant partnerships, which will drastically contribute to simplifying processes for suppliers and driving value to the NHS allowing both our orgnaisations to work together to deliver the component parts of the Department of Health Strategy together Bengt Nilsson - CEO - Pagero