Public Sector IT:

June, 2010

June 28, 2010  2:49 PM

Relief at NHS Cerner sites as Coalition relaxes 18-week target?

tcollins1 Profile: tcollins1
NPfIT, Outsourcing

After the go-lives of the NPfIT Cerner Millenium system at Kingston Hospital NHS Trust and St George's Healthcare NHS Trust, not everything has gone smoothly. One of the...

June 28, 2010  12:22 PM

Cancel the NPfIT says motion to annual BMA conference

tcollins1 Profile: tcollins1

The British Medical Association's Annual Representative Meeting, which starts today in Brighton, will hear a motion from the Northern Ireland Council which says:

"This Meeting...

June 25, 2010  11:00 AM

iSoft share price slumps again and CEO “forced to sell” shares

tcollins1 Profile: tcollins1
Government IT, NPfIT, Outsourcing

The share price of NHS software supplier iSoft has fallen to a new low.
Under the NPfIT NHS IT scheme, iSoft's Lorenzo software is assigned to be the main  patient administration system used in  hospitals throughout England,...

June 24, 2010  12:25 PM

Innovation in the NHS – yes it happens

tcollins1 Profile: tcollins1
NPfIT, Outsourcing, success stories

Healthcare software supplier System C has beaten nearly 3,000 entries from around the world to win 2010 Microsoft Partner of the Year award in the category 'Public sector health partner'. 

The award recognises innovation and solutions...

June 23, 2010  10:05 AM

Trisha Greenhalgh on Summary Care Record – where does the truth lie?

tcollins1 Profile: tcollins1
Government IT, NPfIT, Outsourcing

               "The National Programme for IT: it's time to acknowledge the elephant in the room"

Professor Trisha...

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June 23, 2010  9:00 AM

If Whitehall can’t close ID Cards, what hope 25% Govt-wide savings?

tcollins1 Profile: tcollins1
Government IT, standardization of Government IT, transparency and accountability, £6bn Tory savings

By the end of the summer the Identity Documents Bill should become law. 

Its aim, which is consistent with the pledges previously made by both the Conservatives and the Liberal Democrats, is to...

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June 22, 2010  11:03 AM

Microsoft launches HealthVault – your personal health record?

tcollins1 Profile: tcollins1
Data sharing, privacy

Microsoft is today launching HealthVault in the UK, a personal health data repository which has the...

June 22, 2010  10:05 AM

Should large IT suppliers worry about Gov’t spending cuts?

tcollins1 Profile: tcollins1
Government IT, local government, Outsourcing

Yes, to judge from the views of senior officials at the Cabinet Office who oversee IT in government. 

Officials are aggregating the value of contracts with  large suppliers, with a view to strengthening the government's hand in renegotiating deals....

June 22, 2010  7:05 AM

Any need for Summary Care Record?

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

           - "The SCR was based on an unresearched and unverified need."

           - It will be "next to impossible to keep SCR database accurately...

June 21, 2010  2:01 PM

Cabinet Office answers my questions on reviews of IT projects

tcollins1 Profile: tcollins1
Government IT, local government, Outsourcing, Project management, success stories, transparency and accountability


These are my questions and the Cabinet Office's replies on Government plans to freeze projects over £1m and review major IT-related projects and programmes.


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