Public Sector IT

September 2008

  • NPfIT Cerner: a user writes

    Tony Collins 30 Sep 2008
  • Gordon Caldwell, a UK consultant in endocrinology and diabetes, writes to the IT Projects blog about a few of the practicalities of trying to make Cerner work. He says that its use in hospitals may ...

  • BSkyB v EDS - a crucial judgement for IT industry?

    Tony Collins 30 Sep 2008
  • Is a promise or a prediction made by a supplier's sales team ever a representation? When is a representation, if that is what it is, ever a misrepresentation? If ever there is a misrepresentation, ...

  • New Labour's unlucky 13 IT projects

    Tony Collins 29 Sep 2008
  • Now the Labour Party's conference, which was held in Manchester, is finished, I've looked at the lessons and what went wrong on 13 large, government IT-based projects and programmes: Magistrates' ...

  • Patient dismay as medical data shared with council

    Tony Collins 22 Sep 2008
  • After Elizabeth Dove saw her GP about suspected depression she was dismayed and angry to find that her sensitive NHS records were put on a database which was shared with staff at the local council. ...

  • HMRC again threatens legal action against EDS

    Tony Collins 19 Sep 2008
  • When civil servants announced they had reached £71.25m settlement with IT services supplier EDS over problems with tax credits IT systems, they left out some important details. After tax credits ...

  • Quote of the week

    Tony Collins 17 Sep 2008
  • With his use of the language Paul Maritz would be, perhaps, pre-qualified for a top job at any of the large IT companies. He said: "The degree to which we can help our customers become more cloud ...

  • Lib-dems' Vince Cable: stop questionable IT projects

    Tony Collins 17 Sep 2008
  • The public sector is all too often "bloated, over-centralised, incompetent, and unaccountable", said the Liberal Democrat Shadow Chancellor Vince Cable in his keynote speech to the Liberal Democrat ...

  • CSC's talks over £3bn NPfIT contract re-set nearing end

    Tony Collins 17 Sep 2008
  • Negotiations between NHS Connecting for Health and CSC over revisions to £3bn worth of contracts under the NHS's National Programme for IT [NPfIT] are expected to be concluded in the next two ...

  • Sharing patient records - Whitehall consults

    Tony Collins 17 Sep 2008
  • NHS Connecting for Health begins a public consultation today on the extent to which medical details given by patients to GPs, clinics and hospitals should be shared with healthcare researchers and ...

  • Cerner: some pros and cons

    Tony Collins 15 Sep 2008
  • Below is a transcript of my interview with Andre Snoxall, e-record programme director at Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, which has broken away from the National Programme for IT ...