HCL Tech bags digital transformation contract from US hospital chain McLaren Health Care

HCL Tech bags digital transformation contract from US hospital chain McLaren Health Care
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25 May, 2021

HCL Technologies has been signed on by McLaren Health Care, a US based hospital and clinic chain, to deliver digital transformation services and maintain and digitize its electronic medical records center of excellence. 

The Noida based information technology (IT) major will deliver services for 15 McLaren hospitals in the states of Michigan and Ohio. It will be responsible for managing and transforming the hospital chain’s digital infrastructure and will digitize clinical and non-clinical applications, HCL said in a statement.  

“This pursuit to be more digital-forward reflects our commitment to ensure our hospitals provide best value in healthcare services to our patients,” Ron Strachan, senior vice president and CIO at McLaren Health Care, said. 

HCL will implement its DRYICE automation framework for this project. DRYiCE is an AI (artificial intelligence) based framework that provides a suite of automation products, including cloud management, virtual assistance, workplace optimization, end-to-end automation, business process optimization and service orchestration. 

“This past year has reminded us of the critical role the healthcare industry plays for all of us and how technology can play a key role in enabling improved healthcare,” Shrikanth Shetty, corporate vice president at HCL said. 

Over the past few weeks the company has signed at least three digital transformation deals. Early this month, it announced a multi-year contract with digital energy solutions firm Hitachi ABB Power Grids to build a new greenfield digital foundation for the organisation. In April, the company signed a multimillion-dollar digital transformation and hybrid cloud contract with Japanese vehicle manufacturer UD Trucks, for which it will deliver end to end transformation. 

Earlier, it won a multi-year contract from Illinois based automotive parts manufacturer Tenneco for integrated application development.   

The company also announced recently that is aggressively expanding into Canada with the opening of a new Innovation centre in Ontario.  It plans to create 2,000 new jobs in Canada in the next three years.