NHS to tender for alternatives to iSoft and Cerner

e-Health Insider is reporting that the NHS is going to tender for alternatives to iSoft and Cerner for the National Programme for IT.

You can watch the full video of the Health Select Committee here:

http://www.parliamentlive.tv/Main/VideoPlayer.aspx?meetingId=3644

They discuss the NPfIT at around 43 minutes in.

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Dr Chris Paton

Dr Chris Paton is the Group Health for Global Health Informatics at the University of Oxford.

2 thoughts on “NHS to tender for alternatives to iSoft and Cerner”

  1. About time, but is it too late? I just get the feeling that this issue will now leave more Trusts wondering “what’s the point?”. It’ll will remain up to individuals to make the decisions which was the way it was before, more or less.

    And hopefully this will open the door for the small-medium companies that have been kicked out of the market (or at least side lined) due to these over ambitious, and quite frankly ludicrous projects. The door to innovation might well reopen…

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