UK chain Boots to roll out Orion Health software

Trial leads to an anticipated roll-out across 2400 pharmacy stores.
Written by Rob O'Neill, Contributor

UK pharmacy chain Boots has chosen technology from New Zealand-based Orion Health to support the delivery of in-store clinical services.

The contract follows a successful pilot program and paves the way for a roll-out to 2,400 Boots stores across the UK and Ireland. The services have been provided on paper or in a variety of IT systems up until now.

Orion said the capability to support pharmacists to deliver in-store clinical services is increasingly relevant as care is moved closer to the community to reduce the burden on acute services and to offer individuals a community-based option.

"We are excited to enable Boots with the technology to take a more active role in the provision of clinical services in the community, reducing the pressure on already stretched acute facilities," Orion Health CEO Ian McCrae said.

Orion Health listed on the New Zealand and Australian stock exchanges last November. It is using capital raised to shift its technology into the cloud as a SaaS application.

No value was put on the deal.

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