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Category: Computers are Magic

MPs report on the National Programme for IT in the NHS – UK Parliament

2 August, 2011 (23:56) | Computers are Magic, EPR, Government policy, Initiatives, Interoperability, IT fallacies, National Programmes, Nightmares!, Railways versus Roads | By: Helga Perry

  The Commons Public Accounts Committee’s new report on the delivery of care records systems under the NHS National Programme for IT is critical of the programme and of the Department of Health’s failure to consult clinicians properly. MPs report on the National Programme for IT in the NHS – UK Parliament. The penny has […]

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Oliver Wright: The potential was huge, but so were the problems

2 August, 2011 (23:23) | Computers are Magic, EPR, Government policy, Initiatives, Interoperability, IT fallacies, National Programmes, Nightmares!, Railways versus Roads | By: Helga Perry

Oliver Wright: The potential was huge, but so were the problems – Commentators, Opinion – The Independent. More analysis from Oliver Wright on how the NHS IT programme went pear-shaped. As The Independent‘s Leader says: The NHS IT scheme will be remembered as one of the great public procurement disasters of all time. […] Many […]

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NHS pulls the plug on its £11bn computer system

2 August, 2011 (23:15) | Computers are Magic, EPR, Government policy, Initiatives, Interoperability, IT fallacies, National Programmes, Nightmares! | By: Helga Perry

NHS pulls the plug on its £11bn computer system – Health News, Health & Families – The Independent. Are we surprised? Click the above link to read what Oliver Wright has to say in The Independent.  

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NHS trust forced to adopt National Programme patient records system or face £8.8m fine

2 August, 2011 (21:54) | Computers are Magic, EPR, Interoperability, IT fallacies, National Programmes, Nightmares!, Railways versus Roads | By: Helga Perry

It doesn’t only happen in maternity care. This story in Computer Weekly relates to Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Mental Health Trust – and is a classic example of  yet another overpriced inflexible railway system. NHS trust forced to adopt National Programme patient records system or face £8.8m fine – Computer Weekly.  

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Catching up on Smart Healthcare Live

19 June, 2011 (19:59) | Computers are Magic, Data management, EPR, Initiatives, Interoperability, IT fallacies, Nightmares!, open source, Standardisation | By: Helga Perry

NHS needs to be better at standardisation, says academic | Healthcare Network | Guardian Professional. Just a quick catch-up on Smart Healthcare Live, which I attended on June 15th, to which the above report from The Guardian relates. I was disappointed that throughout the day there was still hardly any mention of standardisation of INPUT […]

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Magic and mayhem

24 January, 2011 (16:04) | Computers are Magic, EPR, Interoperability, Logical Priority Standardised Q&A, Paper Records, perinatal data, S.IN.B.A.Ds, Standardisation, workload | By: Helga Perry

Just published in “The Green Journal”: Fawdry R, Perry H, Bewley S, Cumming G. Magic and mayhem. Obstetrics & Gynecology 2011 Feb; 117(2 part 1): 405-406 In this letter the authors make the case for electronic and paper “hybrids” retaining a valued place in pregnancy care, the classification of electronic data entry by workload and […]

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Is the failure to produce a single database of offenders a matter of criminal incompetence?

21 August, 2010 (22:46) | Computers are Magic, IT fallacies, Nightmares! | By: Helga Perry

Is the failure to produce a single database of offenders a matter of criminal incompetence? | Society | guardian.co.uk. Proof that it’s not only in healthcare where people are under the misapprehension that “computers are magic” !

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