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Tuesday, October 12, 2004

Tough medicine needed for NHS IT failings

Tough medicine needed for NHS IT failings: "Although its barely started, the NHS IT programme is already controversial. Open-heart surgery is needed

So the National Health Service IT project is going to cost up to five times more than we had previously been told. Bad news for taxpayers, but is anyone really surprised?

The IT industry has a charge sheet longer than Matron's enema tube of delivering big projects late and over budget. Put it in harness with a government and civil service big on posturing but with little real understanding of technology and computing, and you don't need seven years of medical school to diagnose the malady. "


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