Public Sector IT:

March, 2007


March 30, 2007  2:21 PM

Eight generalisations on IT-related projects and programmes

tcollins1 Profile: tcollins1
accountability, lists, Project management

This list is part of the evidence from Computer Weekly which was published by the Work and Pensions Sub-Committee of the House of Commons, as part of its report on the management of IT projects....

March 29, 2007  11:43 PM

How far has NHS IT come in 7 years?

tcollins1 Profile: tcollins1
NPfIT, Project management

A slide shown at the HC2007 Healthcare IT conference at Harrogate suggests that NHS IT has travelled a circular route in seven years. Continued »


March 29, 2007  10:50 PM

Choose and Book – some unanswered questions

tcollins1 Profile: tcollins1
accountability, NPfIT

GP Mary Hawking, a knowledgeable critic of aspects of the NHS's National Programme for IT, has pointed out that, in this blog's coverage of a speech by Health Minister Lord Hunt to the...


March 29, 2007  10:21 PM

BCS criticisms of the NHS National Programme for IT – no response from Whitehall yet

tcollins1 Profile: tcollins1
accountability, NPfIT, Project management

On 6 March 2007 we asked Connecting for Health, which runs the NHS's National Programme for IT [NPfIT], about a paper published by the British Computer Society - "The Way Forward for NHS Health Informatics". The paper contained much praise for the NPfIT and the work of Connecting for Health. It...


March 29, 2007  3:25 PM

Health Committee inquiry kicks off with evidence from Richard Granger, Director General of NHS IT

tcollins1 Profile: tcollins1
accountability, NPfIT, Project management

An inquiry by the House of Commons' Health Committee into aspects of the NHS's National Programme for IT [NPfIT] will begin with a hearing on 26 April at which Richard Granger, Director General of NHS IT, will answer questions from MPs. Other witnesses on that day will be: • Harry Cayton,...


March 28, 2007  7:28 PM

Job advert for £100k+ Pan-Strategic Health Authority NPfIT programme director

tcollins1 Profile: tcollins1
accountability, NPfIT

Experience of failure can be an important virtue in a senior manager of a large IT-related project or programme, but employers usually seem to want people who've had an unbroken chain of success. Someone who has had an overview of a major failed project from conception to cancellation and who can...


March 28, 2007  5:50 PM

CSC – the most open of the NHS’s Local Service Providers

tcollins1 Profile: tcollins1
NPfIT

CSC is the most open of the Local Service Providers appointed under the NHS's National Programme for IT [NPfIT]. It has, for example, put documents on the web that explain some of its plans for transforming the NHS - here. But at a...


March 22, 2007  12:58 PM

Crisis management experts at HC2007 Harrogate healthcare IT conference?

tcollins1 Profile: tcollins1
Uncategorized

An anonymous emailer claims that crisis management experts employed by NHS Connecting for Health, which runs the NHS's National Programme for IT [NPfIT], were...


March 22, 2007  12:15 PM

One easy way to access this blog

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Uncategorized

From Google key in: tony collins blog To comment anonymously on any blog entry, leave blank the fields in the comment form that ask for the email address and other details. If these are left blank we don't know who the emailer is.


March 22, 2007  10:48 AM

Has Lord Hunt, minister in charge of NHS National Programme, fallen into the trap of over-optimism?

tcollins1 Profile: tcollins1
accountability, NPfIT, over-optimism

Comment On 19 March 2007 Lord Hunt, the Health Minister in charge of the NHS's National Programme for IT [NPfIT] showed a slide at HC2007, the annual healthcare IT conference at Harrogate, which suggested he did not see the technology for the world's biggest non-military programme as a principal...


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