Public Sector IT:

April, 2008


April 30, 2008  11:42 AM

Fujitsu makes revised offer on NPfIT contract

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NPfIT

Several people in the NHS say that health officials and Fujitsu have returned to the negotiating table after talks had stalled over a “contract reset” over the supplier’s £896m deal for installing Cerner’s Millennium systems in the south of England. Officially nothing is being said about...

April 30, 2008  10:00 AM

World-class? – please no

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NPfIT, Project management

A health magazine has this week called on its readers to submit "world-class" questions. HM Revenue and Customs wants to prove it has a world-class data security environment after the bad publicity over its apparently...


April 25, 2008  12:49 PM

290 patient safety incidents reported under NPfIT scheme

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NPfIT

Nearly 300 incidents have put patients at risk since 2005 when health officials began systematic recording of safety matters under the NHS’s National Programme for IT [NPfIT]. The incidents are evidence that new IT systems in the health service can place the safety and health of patients at risk...


April 23, 2008  2:57 PM

Some of the good and bad at HC2008 – a summing up

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NPfIT

Comment: My highly subjective overview of some of the good and bad at HC2008, the annual Healthcare Computing conference in Harrogate..


April 22, 2008  4:49 PM

Whitehall advertises for NHS CIO

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NPfIT

The Department of Health has advertised for an NHS chief information officer. Headhunters have been recruited and interviews will take place in a couple of months. Matthew Swindells, acting NHS CIO, told the HC2008 annual healthcare IT conference at Harrogate: "This is an absolutely crucial...


April 22, 2008  1:04 PM

HC2008 – the lighter side of Healthcare Computing event in Harrogate

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NPfIT

Acting NHS CIO Matthew Swindells, who is writing a review of NHS informatics, revealed to the HC2008 conference in Harrogate that, as IT buyer for South East Thames Regional Health Authority in 1989, he bought a KPMG “casemix” system for Eastbourne Hospital. "This year," said Swindells, "iSoft...


April 22, 2008  9:39 AM

Small-scale NPfIT look-alike in Australia is in trouble

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NPfIT

Comment: Whitehall health officials should read the report of the Auditor-General in Victoria, Australia, on the state's "Healthsmart" project. The delays and problems are similar to those on the NHS's National Programme for IT. For example officials have spent less on the Australian...


April 21, 2008  12:50 PM

Have NPfIT contract talks in the south stalled?

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NPfIT

An anonymous e-mail to this blog suggests that negotiations on the contract reset between Fujitsu and the NHS in the south of England have not yet worked out, though the two sides have been...


April 21, 2008  6:00 AM

Judge says ministerial statement about ID Card gateway reviews and FOI was “wrong”

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transparency and accountability

A judge has criticised as “wrong” a government statement made to Parliament on its decision not to publish two gateway reviews – independent assessments – of the ID Cards scheme. 0 Comments     RSS Feed     Email a friend


April 18, 2008  6:30 AM

All eyes on the NPfIT go-live at Barts?

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NPfIT

Some staff at the Barts and The London were without their new systems, delivered under the NHS’s National Programme for IT, for half an hour on Tuesday during the busy morning period when many patients come into hospital. A spokeswoman for Barts and The London NHS Trust said on Tuesday (15...


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