UXC wins $3 million health department contract

Project to be completed mid-2008

Local IT services company, UXC Limited, has secured a $3 million deal with the pharmaceutical benefits division of the federal Department of Health and Ageing.

The contract is part of a larger systems modernisation project being undertaken at the department.

UXC's application development group Dytech Solutions, will design, construct and deploy the Interactive Communications Facility (ICF).

The ICF will support the processing of drugs to be listed on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS).

In addition to streamlining processes and providing greater transparency, the ICF will have an online submission capability and provide easy access to PBS information.

This includes portal access to pharmaceutical companies to lodge a submission and track its progress through to being listed on the PBS.

It will also support departmental staff and other stakeholders to manage the submissions through a central and secure store of information.

UXC business solutions group CEO, Cris Nicolli, said the project is underway and is due for completion in mid-2008.

"Dytech Solutions who will be responsible for delivering the project has a proven track record in large scale software development life-cycle (SDLC) projects with considerable expertise in enterprise content management, workflow and collaborative Web enabled solutions," he said.

Earlier this month, UXC won a deal worth more than $5.9 million with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) to deploy a new Consular Assistance Information System (CAIS) in Canberra.

The system will be deployed to more than 130 Australian overseas embassies and consular posts around the world.