Tuesday, April 17, 2007
NHS IT System Costs Taxpayer £12 billion Without Benefits
Lots of things get called a public scandal, but THIS really is. Imagine spending more than £12 billion on a new IT system for the National Health Service and then being told by the parliamemntary spending watchdog that it won't provide any benefits to patients. Simply astonishing. Patricia Hewitt's background in handling IT project research for Andersen Consulting stood her in good stead didn't it? She makes Des Browne look competent.