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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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IDCR

5 July, 2013 (09:08) | Computers are Magic, EPR, Government policy, Initiatives, Interoperability, National Programmes, Patient-Centered Care, Railways versus Roads, Standardisation | By: Helga Perry

The latest NHS England buzzword is IDCR (Integrated Digital Care Record). Guidance, standards etc. have been published in Safer Hospitals Safer Wards – reiterating the desire for fully digitised and integrated health records across all care settings by 2018. It doesn’t allow much time for NHS organisations to submit expressions of interest in the Technology Fund, though – […]

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It’s broke already and needs fixing

4 April, 2013 (13:26) | Data quality, Datasets, Government policy, National Programmes, secondary data | By: Helga Perry

Looking at the latest incarnation of the Maternity Dataset homepage  from the new Health & Social Care Information Centre that came into being this past April Fool’s Day, one might indeed be forgiven for thinking that the whole enterprise was some gigantic April Fool. So many broken links, so many inaccuracies. Not very good when you […]

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NHS patients will be able to view medical records online – Telegraph

23 December, 2011 (18:21) | EPR, Government policy, Initiatives | By: Helga Perry

As part of the plans, people would be able to download their medical history as well as viewing details of prescriptions and appointments — all free of charge.The proposals would mean that patients could see the results of tests, and discharge notes sent from hospital. In addition, it is suggested that patients should be able […]

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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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SWHMR version 6

29 November, 2011 (20:13) | Government policy, hand held records, Maternents, National Programmes, Paper Records, Patient-Centered Care, perinatal data, Scottish Woman Held Maternity Record | By: Helga Perry

The latest (version 6) release of the Scottish Woman Held Maternity Record (SWHMR) was made available on November 23rd. Read about it and download all the related documents here. The Scottish Government expects that the Combined Pregnancy and Postnatal Record Version 6 should be implemented for new bookers by Monday 2nd April 2012, with other […]

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NHS IT requires the wisdom of the crowd not the marketplace — Bewley et al. 343 — bmj.com

12 October, 2011 (23:49) | EPR, Government policy, Initiatives, IT fallacies, National Programmes | By: Helga Perry

NHS IT requires the wisdom of the crowd not the marketplace Susan Bewley, obstetrician(1),  Helga Perry, electronic systems and resources librarian(2), Rupert Fawdry, honorary consultant obstetrician IT research(2), Grant Cumming, consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist(3) Author Affiliations (1) King’s Health Partners, London SE1 7EH, UK (2) University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust, Coventry, UK (3) […]

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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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