Public Sector IT:

November, 2008


November 19, 2008  10:40 AM

Cerner and BT in Royal Free NPfIT rescue plan – but a setback for NPfIT vision of standard systems

tcollins1 Profile: tcollins1
NPfIT, Outsourcing

Health officials in London are working with BT, Cerner and IT specialists to rescue plans for integrated e-health records in the capital amid signs that the government's one-size-fits-all approach is disintegrating, Computer Weekly has learned.

The original plan which was announced in...

November 19, 2008  10:30 AM

“Major” virus incident at Barts and The London

tcollins1 Profile: tcollins1
government and PR, NPfIT, spin, transparency and accountability

A virus has caused a "major incident" at Barts and The London NHS Trust where some networks were still unavailable today [Wednesday 19 November], nearly two days after the problem was discovered.

Computer Weekly has learned that a virus caused a plethora of spurious messages to overload...


November 14, 2008  6:00 AM

Daily Mail GP attacks NPfIT and calls for smartcard records

tcollins1 Profile: tcollins1
NPfIT, privacy

One of the Daily Mail's "Ask the Doctor" GPs, Martin Scurr, has advised his readers to say "no" to their health records being uploaded to a central database as part of the NHS's National Programme for IT [NPfIT].

After giving advice to the Mail's readers on constipation and...


November 11, 2008  6:06 AM

Ministers seriously worried about the NPfIT

tcollins1 Profile: tcollins1
NPfIT

"A recession-hit Treasury in search of savings may even now be casting a beady eye on Connecting for Health's billions."


November 11, 2008  6:01 AM

GP’s transfer away from EMIS wasn’t seamless

tcollins1 Profile: tcollins1
NPfIT

Colin Beveridge, a chartered fellow of the British Computer Society, has written about the problems he has had since his GP practice replaced EMIS for other systems which are favoured under the NHS's £12.7bn National Programme for IT.

He said his practice had been...


November 11, 2008  6:00 AM

Data losses: a free practical guide to avoiding them

tcollins1 Profile: tcollins1
IT and security, privacy

After the numerous incidents over the past months of data loss, Colin Beveridge has made available a


November 10, 2008  6:00 PM

NPfIT minister was wrong in reply on records leaving NHS

tcollins1 Profile: tcollins1
NPfIT, spin, transparency and accountability

The minister in charge of the National Programme for IT [NPfIT] has given an incorrect reply to a Labour MP who asked in the House of Commons about a disclosure on...

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November 10, 2008  12:38 PM

Suppliers of surveillance IT face public backlash

tcollins1 Profile: tcollins1
database state, privacy

Ian Pearson, a former BT "futurologist" and a chartered fellow of the British Computer Society, has warned that a popular backlash against the government's preoccupation with surveillance technologies could lead to...


November 5, 2008  6:03 AM

Morecambe Bay pilots NPfIT Lorenzo version 1

tcollins1 Profile: tcollins1
NPfIT

University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Trust says it has has broken ground in NHS IT by being the first acute trust in England to pilot the new Lorenzo electronic patient record system - version 1 - in a clinical environment.

The trust says that doctors at Furness General...


November 5, 2008  6:01 AM

The Sunday Times: NPfIT is bleeding money

tcollins1 Profile: tcollins1
NPfIT

The Sunday Times published an article on 2 November 2008 on the NHS's National Programme for IT.  

Said the article: "It's bleeding money and there's no cure in sight.


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