Knowledge Data Systems Inc., a Salt Lake-based provider of health care management information software, announced an agreement to provide laboratory information systems and related services to St. Francis Hospital, Tulsa, Okla.

James D. Durham, Knowledge Data Systems president, said the value of the contract exceeds $1.6 million.Knowledge Data will provide St. Francis Hospital with its information systems for use in the clinical laboratory, anatomical pathology and cytology laboratory; and the Western Star Blood Bank System, which collects, communicates and stores information relating to hospital blood supplies and transfusion therapy.

Knowledge Data will also supply hardware and training to the St. Francis, a 935-bed regional referral center serving Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri and Arkansas.