Public Sector IT:

May, 2010

May 27, 2010  10:58 AM

Officials nervous over Morecambe Bay’s planned go-live

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NHS staff and executives at University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Trust are planning for an important go-live of iSoft's Lorenzo system this Bank Holiday weekend.

A spokeswoman for...

May 26, 2010  3:51 PM

Coalition to review Chinook crash findings

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air crashes and technology, Chinook crash ZD576

Liam Fox, Defence Secretary, has asked the MoD to look at ways of doing an independent review into the decision to blame the pilots for the crash of a Chinook helicopter on the Mull of Kintyre in 1994.

He said the government would honour the promise it made,...

May 26, 2010  2:06 PM

Summary Care Records – too big to fail?

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NPfIT, privacy, project failures, Project management

"Given that [the Summary Care Record scheme] is not particularly effective at improving health care, the project has to be seen to be a success in some other way."

Emma Byrne is one of the authors of a...

May 24, 2010  12:20 PM

£6bn of savings – some of the impact on IT

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Government IT, ID cards, local government, Outsourcing, politics

The Treasury outlines in a statement today (24 May 2010) how the government will save £6bn in 2010/11. There's no detail, only headline figures.

This is what the statement says:

"Government announces...

May 20, 2010  5:15 PM

Doctors criticise Cerner system six months after it went live

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NPfIT, Outsourcing

             Should hospitals study mortality rates before and after a major IT installation?
The Daily Examiner, which is one of the oldest newspapers in Australia, reports on the controversial installation...

May 18, 2010  3:00 PM

PCT claims “disaster” upload of summary care records was a success

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NPfIT, politics, project failures, Project management

                             - Upload of medical records slows down a GP Practice's systems

May 18, 2010  1:00 PM

Government IT – time now time for real change?

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Government IT, ID cards, NPfIT, Outsourcing, Technology, transparency and accountability

The Government CIO John Suffolk and his CIO colleagues have a reasonably clear idea of what's expected on IT by the coalition.

The new Minister for the Cabinet Office and Paymaster General is Francis Maude who, long before the general election, had

May 12, 2010  9:46 PM

Will Tory Lib Dem coalition agree on most IT matters?

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database state, Government IT, ID cards, Outsourcing, Project management

Techmarketview  takes a  look at what the Conservative Lib-Dem coalition will mean for the IT industry.

It concludes:

"... Their policies will have...

May 12, 2010  9:05 PM

NHS 2.0 will arise from NPfIT legacy says health informatics expert

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May 10, 2010  8:55 AM

Are patients being bullied into joining Summary Care Records?

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database state, NPfIT, Outsourcing

The Daily Mail suggests in an article published today that NHS Connecting for Health is using scare tactics to dissuade patients from opting out of having a Summary Care Record.

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