iSOFT Group, a health information technology company, has signed a contract worth more than $2m with ACT Health in Australia, for new patient and emergency software applications at Calvary Public Hospital.

The agreement is for the installation of iSOFT Patient Management and iSOFT Emergency at the 280 bed Calvary Hospital this year. About $900,000 of the total consists of license fees. The agreement also has an additional component for support and maintenance.

The deal follows the roll out of similar solutions at Canberra Hospital and across community health initiatives in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT), and meets ACT Health’s goal of providing integrated patient care across all services.

Denis Tebbutt, managing director at iSOFT Australia and New Zealand, said: “iSOFT’s ten-year association with ACT Health is a huge testament to the quality of our applications and service and the dedication of our people”

Owen Smalley, chief information officer at ACT Health, said: “Giving doctors and clinical staff instant access to accurate patient information anywhere across our acute and community settings will help improve patient care significantly.”