SAS, the leader in Business Analytics software and services, will help the NHS IC to improve the level of service to NHS trusts and the department of health, resulting in better and more efficient care for patients in primary, community, hospital and social care.
Tim Straughan, the NHS IC Chief Executive says: "Health services worldwide face three main challenges.
Brian Derry, Executive Director of Information Services at the NHS IC adds: "Patient care is delivered through different parts of the NHS working together in innovative ways.
The NHS IC will use SAS to improve data quality, automate data management processes and enforce central governance and control over data stored across the NHS.
The NHS IC sought a partner with a reputation for providing industry leading software and services.
It will provide ongoing premium support along with training courses to educate the NHS IC team on how to use the software to achieve the best business benefits and bring about change.