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When Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre went live with a pioneering project under the auspices of the £12.4bn National Programme for IT, the trust’s board was unaware that the system had been at the centre of a “serious untoward incident” at another hospital trust.
This is one of the findings of a joint investigation by Computer Weekly and Channel Four News. The film, which can be seen here, was broadcast on Channel Four News on Monday 11 December 2006.
The story “Disconnecting the Health Service” is also on the website of Channel Four News – here.
The joint investigation has led to the disclosure of a report by consultants which highlights project management lessons for the NHS and the wider IT community. Details of the consultancy report, the lessons and an in-depth account of the results of the joint investigation will follow on this blog.
A summary of the results of the Computer Weekly and Channel Four News investigation is in this week’s edition of Computer Weekly and on our main website – here.