NPfIT and implications for the US?

Dr Richard Cook, a US doctor and researcher at the University of Chicago, has drawn my attention to his short analysis of the NHS National Programme for IT and the implications for the US government’s investment in clinical healthcare IT. 

He says that what is happening in the UK is giving US observers nightmares. So much for the NPfIT setting the standards worldwide, which was the message being conveyed across the globe in the early years of the programme.

Dr Cook’s research includes the study of human error, the role of technology in human expert performance, and patient safety.

 

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Dr Cook’s Virtualgryphon blog


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I wrote a recent editorial in the Perspectives of the International Association of Software Architects in which I discussed this issue in the context of U.S. Federal Information Technology in general. The editorial is called "Obama's Information Technology Priority"

Here is an abstract:

"Federal IT projects fail at an alarming rate. The total cost to the U.S. economy? At least $200 billion per year. This editorial by Roger Sessions is reprinted from the Perspectives of the International Association of Software Architects (January 2009). It is an in-depth analysis of why so many Federal IT systems are in trouble and what steps the Obama administration needs to take to control this problem."

A reprint of the editorial is available here:

http://objectwatch.com/whitepapers/IASASessions-Reprint.pdf

- Roger Sessions, Editor in Chief, Perspectives of the International Association of Software Architects

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Excellent paper which I enjoyed reading and recommend.

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