Public Sector IT:

April, 2009

April 30, 2009  2:59 PM

Whitehall clarifies NPfIT Lorenzo timetable

tcollins1 Profile: tcollins1

The Department of Health has asked me to correct the impression that the NHS CIO Christine Connelly expects a full implementation of the NPfIT Lorenzo system in an acute trust by November this year.

It says that Connelly expects Lorenzo to be fully implemented in a trust, not necessarily...

April 30, 2009  1:10 PM

Cerner share price at 52-week high

tcollins1 Profile: tcollins1

Cerner's share price is at a 52-week high after announcing an 11% increase in profits in the first quarter. Cerner is one of the two main software suppliers to the NHS's National Programme for IT [NPfIT]   

April 30, 2009  11:47 AM

Some Mod users vote on new £7bn DII systems

tcollins1 Profile: tcollins1
Outsourcing, Project management, Technology

An unscientific poll of a very small number of end-users of new Windows-based systems being installed as part of the £7bn Defence Information Infrastructure indicates that 31% of them rate the new...

April 30, 2009  6:00 AM

NPfIT – what happens now in the south

tcollins1 Profile: tcollins1
NPfIT, Outsourcing, Project management

As Fujitsu departs the NHS's National Programme for IT [NPfIT] there will be three competitions for the supply of Care Records Service systems to most trusts in the south of England.

BT and CSC, as the two remaining local service providers under the National Programme for IT...

April 30, 2009  5:59 AM

Barts’ inpatient waiting list – worst in England?

tcollins1 Profile: tcollins1
NPfIT, Outsourcing

A post on NO2ID points out that Barts and The London has more patients waiting in excess of 30 weeks for inpatient treatment than...

April 30, 2009  5:58 AM

If NPfiT were a jumbo jet heaven help 747 flyers

tcollins1 Profile: tcollins1
NPfIT, Outsourcing

This is an article on the NPfIT to be published in Computer Weekly print edition

If the NHS IT scheme, the NPfIT, were a jumbo jet, its frequent crashes would have put fear-of-flying courses out of business.

But because the NPfIT is not an aircraft crash, there...

April 29, 2009  12:50 PM

Barts responds over patients lost in NPfIT CRS system

tcollins1 Profile: tcollins1
NPfIT, Project management, Technology

Barts and The London NHS Trust, as an early adopter of the NPfIT Care Records Service, has responded at length to an investigation by Computer Weekly and The Guardian into the...

April 29, 2009  10:44 AM

On BBC R4 Today – the database state and IT supplier lobbying

tcollins1 Profile: tcollins1
database state, ID cards, Outsourcing

On BBC R4's Today programme on Monday I spoke of how IT suppliers successfully lobby for new work, with the result that ministers and their advisers are kept busy with proposals for new surveillance schemes such as the one to monitor all emails, phone calls, and use of social networks...

April 16, 2009  4:40 PM

Treasury silent on its mistake over £7bn DII project

tcollins1 Profile: tcollins1
government and PR, transparency and accountability

With alacrity, ministers and some senior civil servants regularly criticise the media for not checking facts properly. And now the Treasury has made a basic mistake in a formal report on the £7bn Defence Information Infrastructure.

On the first page of the part of the...

April 16, 2009  11:30 AM

NPfIT critics and the Damian McBride smear culture

tcollins1 Profile: tcollins1
NPfIT, poor communications, spin

The culture of smear goes much deeper than the Damian McBride affair. Critics of the National Programme for IT [NPfIT] in the NHS have been the subject of smears in debates in the House of Commons and House of...

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