Thursday, January 29, 2009

NHS Connecting for Health - Parliamentary Review

After the recent slamming of Lord Darzi's Next Stage Review by the UK Parliament's Health Committee, its Public Accounts Committee has just published its report The National Programme for IT in the NHS: Progress since 2006.

It is equally damning. I haven't finished it yet but reflecting my Freedom of Information Act denied request regarding how much the NHS pays Microsoft, the Department of Health also refused to reveal to the committee how much it is paying CSC for the development and (non-) deployment of the Lorenzo patient care record system.

To quote "Confidentiality agreements that the Department made with CSC in respect of two reviews of the delivery arrangemets for Lorenzo are unacceptable because they obstruct parliamentary scrutiny of the Department's expenditure ".

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