Public Sector IT:

March, 2010

March 30, 2010  11:18 AM

Summary Care Records opt-out isn’t “easy-peasy” says Janet Street Porter

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               I can request Summary Care Records information in Farsi, Gujarati, Mandarin or Polish, but not say I don't want an SCR...

March 24, 2010  6:00 PM

Budget boost for SMEs is welcome – but …

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Government IT, SMEs

In the budget speech today, the Chancellor Alistair Darling said:

"Building on the recommendations of the Glover review, I will increase by 15 per cent the proportion of central government contracts that...

March 24, 2010  2:40 PM

MP questions NHS CIO on BT, CSC, Lorenzo and Cerner

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NPfIT, Outsourcing, politics

MP Richard Bacon, a member of the Public Accounts Committee, who has followed the NPfIT more closely than any other MP, yesterday sent a list of questions to

March 24, 2010  7:00 AM

Will health IT programme in US follow the NPfIT?

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NPfIT, Outsourcing

Health Care Renewal predicts that the National Program for Healthcare IT in the US is likely, in 2015, to resemble the National Programme for IT in the NHS in 2010.

March 23, 2010  4:20 PM

CfH responds to “NPfIT close to imploding” claim

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The Department of Health has responded to as long article in The Guardian saying that the NPfIT is close to imploding.

A spokesperson said:

"We are...

March 23, 2010  1:15 PM

Ex-iSoft employee barred for misleading auditors

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IT legal developments, legal actions, NPfIT

The Accountancy and Actuarial Discipline Board [AADB] has barred a former iSoft employee Ian Storey from being a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants for...

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March 23, 2010  12:00 PM

Will Chancellor scrap any big IT-based projects tomorrow?

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database state, NPfIT, project failures

Gordon Brown's speech yesterday on "Building Britain's Digital Future", says that the Government may cancel some current projects.

He said: "I want to make a radical set of proposals which include transfers and shifts in existing...

March 23, 2010  10:18 AM

Is the NPfIT close to imploding?

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NPfIT, politics, project failures

Whitehall officials have little idea what to do if the all-important go-live of Lorenzo 1.9 at Morecambe Bay doesn't happen in the near future.

The Guardian's website has a long...

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March 23, 2010  8:25 AM

Summary Care Records: the truth or nothing like it?

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NPfIT, politics, poor communications, project failures, Project management

Richard Veryard has written a response to our report on inaccuracies and ommisions in the...

March 19, 2010  2:30 PM

Did OGC Gateway Review process let down Student Loans Company?

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politics, poor communications, project failures, Project management, transparency and accountability, Whitehall near anarchy

             Or did Student Loans Company tell Gateway reviewers part-truths?

Today's report by the National Audit Office into the

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