Victoria's Department of Human Services has
picked Fujitsu for a AU$30.8 million managed services contract
delivering services to further the state's HealthSMART
information and communications strategy.
DHS is the largest department within the state's government,
employing more than 11,000 people and providing health, aged
care, housing, disability and children's services.
According to the department's Web site, HealthSMART is a four-year,
AU$323 million technology project commenced in 2003 that aims to
improve patient care, reduce the administration on healthcare
professionals, and ease technical infrastructure costs by
adopting a standard approach to information systems.
A spokesperson for Fujitsu said the contract was signed in late August. A spokesperson for the department had not responded to questions by the time of publication.
However, according to a statement issued by Fujitsu this
morning, the contract was won after a competitive tender
"Fujitsu will provide managed services including 24/7 server
and storage monitoring and management, network management,
service desk support, technical advice and security
administration in both production and non-production
environment," Fujitsu's statement said.
The vendor will eventually manage more than 800 servers, as
well as two multi-terabyte storage area networks.
The vendor added it would support a range of health-related
applications including TrakHealth, iSOFT, Cerner, Oracle
(financials), Frontier (payroll) and SeeBeyond (integration).