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Health Service IT fiasco to cost taxpayer £700 million | The Times

1 August, 2014 (08:20) | Computers are Magic, Government policy, IT fallacies, National Programmes, Nightmares! | By: rupertfawdry

Health Service IT fiasco to cost taxpayer £700 million | The Times. The whole thing has been a shambles from start to finish. Not really surprised at this latest development.  

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Electronic Patient Records: The Fatal Flaw

17 September, 2013 (13:52) | EPR, hand held records, IT fallacies, Nightmares!, Paper Records | By: rupertfawdry

In retrospect, it’s so obvious, yet no-one seems to have been ready to think through the following: A. Electronic Records EITHER “High Security” but “Minimal Access” i.e. access only by the owner of the record and no-one else –  Never, ever any Instant Duplication of Data (but how to stop that?) OR “Useful Access” but […]

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Well past the due date

24 January, 2013 (10:00) | Data management, Data quality, Interoperability, Maternents, maternity care, Midwifery, Nightmares!, Paper Records, Patient-Centered Care, perinatal data, workload | By: Helga Perry

This is the title of a report by Daloni Carlisle in E-Health Insider, examining the problems with hospital maternity systems. Our very own Rupert Fawdry is one of the clinicians interviewed in this report, which highlights the amount of data re-entry overload, inefficiencies, lack of interoperability etc. There is also a school of thought that […]

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Audit Commission wants new datasets

27 April, 2012 (08:08) | Audit/Benchmarking, Data management, Data quality, Datasets, National Programmes, Nightmares!, secondary data | By: Helga Perry

Writing in eHealth Insider, Lyn Whitfield reports that the Audit Commission has criticised existing NHS datasets for not reflecting what is actually happening to patients.  “Data definitions are becoming increasingly problematical in the NHS.”   The full Audit Commission report is available online: By definition: Improving data definitions and their use by the NHS   […]

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NHS computer fiasco still costing billions | The Times

7 December, 2011 (23:33) | Computers are Magic, EPR, Government policy, Initiatives, National Programmes, Nightmares! | By: Helga Perry

The nightmare continues….. Taxpayers will foot the bill for a further £2 billion on a failed NHS IT project even though the Government has already pulled the plug on it. The American technology company Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) has boasted to Wall Street that it expects an extension of its contract to provide electronic patient […]

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Animal test firms given your NHS data – Telegraph

4 December, 2011 (10:16) | Computers are Magic, EPR, IT fallacies, Nightmares! | By: Helga Perry

One senior executive at a leading drugs company well-known for using animal testing said: “You can look at the NHS as one massive database with 60 million people in it.” via Animal test firms given your NHS data – Telegraph. I have posted the following comment on the Telegraph article webpage: Yet another example of […]

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Replies to There IT goes again

1 October, 2011 (20:59) | Computers are Magic, EPR, Government policy, Initiatives, IT fallacies, National Programmes, Nightmares!, Paper Records | By: Helga Perry

This is our response to Information Technology: There IT goes again Michael Cross BMJ 2011;343:doi:10.1136/bmj.d5317 (Published 2 September 2011) published as a Rapid Response in the BMJ: http://www.bmj.com/content/343/bmj.d5317.full/reply#bmj_el_270562 NHS IT requires the wisdom of the crowd not the marketplace Susan Bewley, Obstetrician, Helga Perry, Rupert Fawdry, Grant Cumming. Kings Health Partners, SE1 7EH In his recent upbeat […]

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Disastrous £11.4bn NHS IT programme to be abandoned – Telegraph

22 September, 2011 (07:03) | EPR, Government policy, Initiatives, IT fallacies, National Programmes, Nightmares! | By: Helga Perry

Ministers will today say the ill-fated £11.4 billion National Programme for IT, set up in 2002, is to be “urgently dismantled” following criticism that it is not value for taxpayers’ money.After an official review, the “one size fits all” project will be replaced by cheaper regional schemes allowing local health trusts and GPs to develop […]

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Fundamental Review of Data Returns – A Consultation on the Recommendations of the Review : Department of Health – Consultations

31 August, 2011 (12:48) | Government policy, Initiatives, National Programmes, Nightmares!, secondary data, workload | By: Helga Perry

Fundamental Review of Data Returns – A Consultation on the Recommendations of the Review : Department of Health – Consultations. Slashing red tape and making efficiency savings by slashing what data is collected for management purposes? Only collecting the right data? Where have we heard this before? You have until 22 November 2011 to make […]

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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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