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Another fine NHS IT mess

By Tony Collins

Today the National Audit Office reports on the General Practice Extraction Service, an IT system that allows patient data to be extracted from all GP practices in England. 1,013 more words

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New national e-Referral Service "unavailable until further notice"

By Tony Collins

The NHS e-Referral Service which launched nationally on Monday was “unavailable until further notice”, the Health and Social Care Information Centre said at 9.30am today. 508 more words

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After billions spent on NHS IT, a carrier bag to transfer x-ray images

By Tony Collins

After fracturing my angle (slipping on a slope while mowing the lawn) I’ve been surprised how well parts of the NHS work – but not when it comes to the electronic transfer of records and PACS x-ray images from one trust area to another. 415 more words

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Where will the money come from to connect the NHS?

Guest Blog by 2020health Consultant Director, John Cruickshank

Published in November 2014, ‘Personalised Health and Care 2020’ sets out a framework for action around the exploitation and adoption of digital healthcare.   862 more words

Technology

Here comes the 21st Century

The NHS has a new IT strategy. Although it’s “not a strategy” and definitely “not a national plan” but a “framework for action.”

You can see why NHS England and the other bodies behind ‘Personalised Health and Social Care 2020’ are wary about claiming the ‘strategy’ tag. 675 more words

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IDS not quite as bullish on Universal Credit programme?

By Tony Collins

Iain Duncan Smith told the House of Commons in January 2013:

“Universal Credit is on track and on budget. The systems are not new or complex.

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Secrecy is one reason gov't IT-based projects fail says MP

By Tony Collins

The BBC, in an article on its website about Fujitsu’s legal dispute with the Department of Health, quotes Richard Bacon MP who, as a member of the Public Accounts Committee, has asked countless civil servants about why their department’s IT-based change projects have not met expectations. 300 more words

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