Experts fear Punch and Judy election
The general election Policy and healthcare IT experts have urged an incoming government to resist the temptation to shake up the NHS and radically reorganise its IT. Asked to put forward manifesto ideas for the general election that is likely to be called after the Easter break, commentators from think tanks, analysts and the health […]
It’s party time
With the general election fast approaching, Sarah Bruce asked policy makers, analysts and trusts what they would put in their health IT manifesto.
Here is the news: for 2010
NHS IT will face tough times over the coming year and there will be changes to the National Programme for IT in the NHS whoever wins the coming general election. That is the view of more than 20 politicians, analysts, suppliers and IT managers asked to look ahead to 2010 by E-Health Insider. Many of […]
The politics of 2010
Politicians and policy makers on the year to come.
A think-tank recently ranked its funding forecasts for the NHS from ‘tepid’ to ‘arctic.’ Sarah Bruce asks what that will mean for healthcare IT.
What does this week’s pre-budget report mean for the NHS and its IT? Fiona Barr investigates.
The end of the beginning?
Are we at the end of the beginning of NHS IT modernisation? Jon Hoeksma tests Churchill’s famous quote against the evidence.
Fulsome praise for departing CfH boss
The news that Richard Granger is to leave Connecting for Health and the helm of the NHS IT Programme later this year has elicited a clutch of glowing tributes from some of the most senior industry and NHS executives he has worked with over the past five years. Over the weekend Granger received effusive praise and statements […]
NPfIT ‘needs re-evaluating to be a success’
Connecting for Health must look at three key things – scalability, complexity and availability if the National Programme for Information Technology is to be a success, according to a panel of industry professionals. Speaking at the Healthcare Computing 2007 conference in Harrogate, the panel said that the size and complexity of the NPfIT programme had […]
Neil Versel finds out what barriers still need to be overcome before electronic health record sharing becomes common between European countries.