Public Sector IT:

April, 2010


April 29, 2010  9:50 AM

Could Gov’t misuse Summary Care Records for self-serving reasons?

tcollins1 Profile: tcollins1
politics, privacy

Dr Phil Peverley, a GP in Sunderland, writes in Pulse:

"...The Times, on 11 April, reported that the...

April 28, 2010  2:00 PM

NPfIT has put back NHS IT by 10 years at least, says Trust CEO

tcollins1 Profile: tcollins1
NPfIT, Outsourcing, project failures, Project management


               NPfIT "may be dead" says head of Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust


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April 28, 2010  12:50 PM

Ex-NPfIT “owner” speaks publicly about scheme for first time since he quit

tcollins1 Profile: tcollins1
NPfIT, Outsourcing, politics, poor communications, Project management


Aidan Halligan was the joint senior responsible owner of the NPfIT in 2004, a role he shared with the then head of the programme,


April 28, 2010  9:00 AM

“Rare” bug in iSoft software led to mix-up of patient data

tcollins1 Profile: tcollins1
Outsourcing, privacy


Computerworld New Zealand reports that a bug in an iSoft application used at Gisborne Hospital led to patient details being displayed under someone else's record.
 
The report says that a bug in


April 28, 2010  7:30 AM

Summary Care Record roll-out continues in 20 PCT areas

tcollins1 Profile: tcollins1
NPfIT


I put some questions to NHS Connecting for Health in the light of its decision to halt the upload of summary care records in some PCT areas.

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How many PCTs are rolling out SCRs that are not subject to accelerated Patient Information Programmes?


April 28, 2010  7:08 AM

Does this help explain why CfH suspended some Summary Care Records uploads?

tcollins1 Profile: tcollins1
NPfIT, Outsourcing, politics, poor communications, Project management


Most primary care trusts taking part in the "accelerated" SCR roll-out were not planning SCR uploads even before the suspension

Primary care trusts took financial incentives from the government for mailing out millions of patient information...


April 28, 2010  6:16 AM

Is CfH worried about mass opt-outs of summary care records?

tcollins1 Profile: tcollins1
NPfIT, politics, Project management


NHS Connecting for Health is concerned about possibility that GP practices will use the "93C3" Read codes electronic flag to opt-out their patients in bulk from having medical details uploaded to the BT-run...


April 28, 2010  5:57 AM

Who’s responsible for mistakes in summary care records?

tcollins1 Profile: tcollins1
NPfIT, privacy, Project management


There is no clear answer to the question of who's responsible for mistakes in summary care records.

NHS Connecting for Health suggests that responsibility for mistakes lies with the person making the incorrect entry into a patient's medical records.

But the legal...


April 21, 2010  3:10 PM

More cracks in the NPfIT – or an unlocking of Trust restraints?

tcollins1 Profile: tcollins1
NPfIT


Smarthealthcare.com reports that the Department of Health is allowing some trusts in the north of England to use an alternative to the Lorenzo software they were going to install from their NPfIT local service provider CSC.

A four-year £36m deal signed with McKesson covers some...


April 20, 2010  8:45 AM

Summary Care Records scheme “at risk” – confidential draft report

tcollins1 Profile: tcollins1
NPfIT, Outsourcing, politics, project failures

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The Summary Care Records scheme has yet to gain Treasury approval,...


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