Slashdot: Biggest IT Disaster Ever?

Slashdot has a posting that links articles that are calling the UK National Health Service $12-24 billion project the ‘Biggest IT disaster ever’ in the making: ‘…Initiated in 2002, the NPfIT is a 10-year project to build new computer systems that would connect more than 100,000 doctors, 380,000 nurses and 50,000 other health-care professionals; allow for the electronic storage and retrieval of patient medical records; permit patients to set up appointments via their computers; and let doctors electronically transmit prescriptions to local pharmacies…’

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *