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July 15, 2009  9:48 AM

Loss of data hits test plan for German e-health card

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Data sharing, IT and security, project failures, Project management, Technology

Tests of Germany's first-generation electronic health cards and doctors' "health professional cards" have run into problems.  The plan is said to...

July 7, 2009  12:45 PM

When there are NHS IT problems don’t mention Cerner

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NPfIT, politics, poor communications, project failures

Barts and The London faced the worst 13-week waiting list in England - more patients waiting than the whole of the rest of the rest of the country put together - in March. 

It reports


July 3, 2009  2:00 PM

Doctors “almost in tears” over NPfIT system

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NPfIT, politics, project failures, Project management

At the British Medical Association's annual representative meeting in Liverpool Dr Paul Flynn of the BMA's Central Consultants and Specialists Committee said he had been brought in to help doctors at the Royal Free Hospital in London following the implementation of Cerner...


June 25, 2009  4:15 PM

NHS CIO email announces departure of NPfIT head

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NPfIT, politics, poor communications, project failures

Article on Computer Weekly's homepage

"Computer Weekly understands that Bellamy's job description was not clearly defined. One executive who works in the NHS said...


June 24, 2009  5:10 AM

UK NHS IT suppliers – Heal thyselves

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NPfIT, project failures, Project management

US perspective on the NPfIT - and the relationship with suppliers  


June 23, 2009  12:40 PM

16 key points in Gateway Reviews on NHS IT scheme

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NPfIT, politics, project failures, Project management, transparency and accountability

Key points in the 31 Gateway Reviews released on the NPfIT last week are:

i)  the professionalism and independence of the Gateway reviewers who have been able to take the "big view" while those working on the...


June 10, 2009  5:30 AM

Now who’s accountable for the NPfIT?

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NPfIT, politics, project failures, Project management, transparency and accountability

John Hutton the minister who was one of the pioneers of the National Programme for IT, and who defended it regularly on the BBC Today...

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June 3, 2009  3:24 PM

NPfIT a spiralling disaster, says BMA leader

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NPfIT, Outsourcing, project failures, Project management

Dr Jonathan Fielden, chair of the BMA's Consultants Committee, said the value of electronic patient records had been established, but that the National Programme for IT in the NHS [NPfIT] was taking too long to deliver them. "At what stage do we cut loose from this spiralling disaster?" he...


June 2, 2009  6:00 AM

Reform of MPs’ expenses is a good time for IT reform

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poor communications, project failures, Project management, transparency and accountability

Susan de Sousa, who runs a project management site, has written a blog comment about the


May 29, 2009  9:30 AM

What went wrong with £234m C-Nomis IT project

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Outsourcing, project failures, Project management

When civil servants defend the failure of an IT-related project they usually say that the problems are in the past and all is well now.

Last week Edward Leigh, chairman of the House of Commons' Public Accounts Committee, was ready for that answer.


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