Spire Healthcare Set to Become Private Healthcare Provider of Choice with SAP Patient Accounting and Healthcare Management

Feltham, UKSAP (UK) Limited is pleased to announce that another fast growing UK organisation has selected SAP Patient Management for Healthcare and SAP BusinessObjects to enable more efficient business processes across the organisation and provide business benefits.

Spire Healthcare is a provider of private healthcare, with 37 private hospitals throughout the UK. The company was formed from the sale of BUPA Hospitals to Cinven in 2007, followed by the purchase of Classic Hospitals and Thames Valley Hospital in 2008. Spire Healthcare works with over 3,000 of the country’s most experienced consultant surgeons and other specialists to deliver tailored, personalised care to patients. The team at Spire truly believe that their job is not just to treat patients, but they want to really look after them and ensure that their complete healthcare experience is the best it can be.

To continue to improve the services they offer to patients, management at Spire Healthcare realised the need to implement a new technology system, which would allow the organisation to become more agile and as a result, provide a better service to patients.

“We had historically been using a legacy ERP solution, but it was old and restricted us from reacting quickly enough to changing dynamics in the market and other external factors that drive the healthcare business forward. We also lacked true visibility across the entire business and saw a need to improve processes, particularly around tractability and risk management,” said Stephen Hayward, IT Director at Spire Healthcare.

Spire Healthcare looked at a number of technology offerings on the market and SAP was selected because the Spire Healthcare team believed it offered the best functionality and fit with their business requirements. Spire Healthcare also felt confident that SAP would support the wide national network of hospitals across the whole of the UK business, provide a fully integrated product and a solid platform for future technology investments, such as accessing electronic patient records from mobile devices.

The SAP solution will be implemented by SAP partner, Common Management Solutions. The SAP implementation and modernising the systems is just one part of a continued investment programme from Spire Healthcare that includes new state of the art hospitals, diagnostic facilities and expanded services to deliver better patient care.

“Spire Healthcare has 7,600 employees and has the huge responsibility of treating over 930,000 patients a year. Therefore, having the right systems in place to ensure smooth running of our hospitals is critical to our success and ensuring we provide the very best patient care. The new SAP solution will improve patient administration and we will also see savings in our supply chain, stock control and purchasing, which means we can invest this back into patient care.” continued Hayward.

John Antunes, Director of SME & Channels for SAP in the UK & Ireland said; “Healthcare is an industry which is obviously close to the hearts of many people across the country, so to be involved in enabling Spire Healthcare to move to a modern ERP, providing an enhanced service to patients and improve relationships with vendors and insurers is extremely exciting for us. We look forward to working with our partners at Common Management Solutions to making this project a success. Together, we are committed to ensuring Spire Healthcare gets the benefits and efficiencies out of this system that it has set out to do.”

About Spire Healthcare
Spire Healthcare is the second largest private hospital provider in the UK, with 37 hospitals and ten clinics nationwide. The company is built on a proud heritage of over 25 years experience of running successful private hospitals. Spire Healthcare offers a full range of integrated surgical, medical and diagnostic services and treats over 930,000 patients every year. Sustained clinical performance improvements and standards has led Spire to win multiple Independent Healthcare Awards, including ‘Nursing Practice’ in 2009 and ‘Risk Management’ and ‘Nursing Practice’ in 2010.
For further information please visit: www.spirehealthcare.com

About Common MS
Common MS is one of the most experienced SAP Partner in SAP Healthcare Solution in the World. The company is built on a proud heritage of over 17 years experience of running successful SAP Implementation Projects in an International Environment. Common MS has been involved in the most relevant SAP Healthcare Implementation Projects and is contributing to the SAP Standards with the Healthcare Localizations of the different Countries. Common MS is located in Spain and UK and is providing SAP Implementation and Support Services Worldwide.

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