Public Sector IT:

over-optimism


May 16, 2008  5:55 AM

National Audit Office report on NPfIT – 4 years late but feasible

tcollins1 Profile: tcollins1
cfh, NPfIT, over-optimism

Plans for the NHS's national IT scheme are feasible - but the main software is running four years behind, and may not be fully rolled out until 2015, according to a report published today [16 May 2008] by the National Audit Office. Angela Hands, an author of the

May 16, 2008  5:45 AM

Comment on National Audit Office report on the NPfIT

tcollins1 Profile: tcollins1
NPfIT, over-optimism

Computer Weekly comments on the report published today by the National Audit Office on the NHS's £12.7bn National Programme for IT [NPfIT]. This is a strong report by the NAO - factual and clear. There have been some achievements - the...


May 16, 2008  5:30 AM

NPfIT in “crisis” says Public Accounts MP

tcollins1 Profile: tcollins1
Cerner, lorenzo, NPfIT, over-optimism

Richard Bacon, a member of the House of Commons' Public Accounts Committee, says the NHS's National Programme for IT [NPfIT] is in crisis. The Public Accounts Committee is expected to meet next month to question civil servants on the report of the National Audit Office on the NPfIT.


May 12, 2008  11:38 AM

Is NPfIT summary care record plan feasible? UCL report

tcollins1 Profile: tcollins1
NPfIT, over-optimism, Project management, SCR

The idea of a summary care record is a good one – it could save lives. But doctors say it should be rolled out only if it’s legal and will work – and there are doubts about both. When read carefully, the report [2MB]...


April 4, 2008  12:17 PM

Tory policy on government IT, open source and openness

tcollins1 Profile: tcollins1
accountability, Government IT, NPfIT, Open source, openness, over-optimism

Conservative leader David Cameron has outlined his party’s IT strategy for government saying there would be a “level playing field for open source software in IT procurement” and no room for projects like the hubristic NHS...

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March 27, 2008  8:41 AM

Errors in thousands of records in prisoner tracking system – internal EDS study

tcollins1 Profile: tcollins1
Change management, crisis management, Government IT, lids, mistakes, NPfIT, over-optimism

A study of the Prison Service’s database of prisoner records has found thousands of omissions and inaccuracies, including the use of “self-harm” or no entry at all in the surname field. Prison Service and IT staff are trying to correct errors in the networked


February 1, 2008  3:31 PM

Why government doesn’t keep statistics on IT failures

tcollins1 Profile: tcollins1
complacency, HMRC, incompetence, IT projects, over-optimism, Project management

A blog reader asks: "Do you know if anyone has done a report on the following questions? Shouldn't they have? 1. How many government computer projects intended to provide nationwide...


November 16, 2007  9:41 AM

The £5bn Defence Information Infrastructure project – was original plan too ambitious?

tcollins1 Profile: tcollins1
Change management, EDS, IT projects, IT security, NPfIT, over-optimism, Project management

Comment and analysis on investigation by Computer Weekly and Channel 4 News on the £5bn Defence Information Infrastructure [DII] Like the NHS National Programme for IT, the Ministry of Defence’s DII is unarguably a good idea. But it’s a good idea impeded by the...


September 12, 2007  10:19 AM

Wanless questions whether NHS IT programme should continue without a full audit

tcollins1 Profile: tcollins1
IT projects, NPfIT, over-optimism, Project management

Derek Wanless, a founding father of the world’s largest civil IT-based programme, has questioned whether it should continue without an audit of technical aspects, finances and benefits. 0 Comments     RSS Feed     Email a friend


September 11, 2007  9:59 AM

Health Committee cannot agree unanimous report on key aspects of NHS National Programme for IT

tcollins1 Profile: tcollins1
NPfIT, over-optimism, Project management

The Health Committee of the House of Commons is to publish a report on aspects of the NHS's £12.4bn National Programme for IT [NPfIT] without the contents of the document being agreed by all of the MPs on the committee.


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