DoH considers scrapping patient admin IT contract

Summary:The Department of Health is weighing its options after CSC missed another deadline in its delivery of patient administration systems to health trusts

The Department of Health is considering terminating CSC's multibillion-pound contract to deliver computer systems to health trusts in England under the National Programme for IT.

Health termination contract

The DoH may scrap CSC's multibillion-pound contract after the company missed another deadline on its patient administration system.

The review was launched after CSC failed to put the Lorenzo patient administration system (PAS) live at Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust this week.

The rollout of the Lorenzo PAS to hospitals in the Midlands and in the north and east of England is running years behind the original schedule. The target missed by CSC this week had been laid down after CSC failed to hit another milestone for the Lorenzo rollout last year.

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Nick Heath is chief reporter for TechRepublic UK. He writes about the technology that IT-decision makers need to know about, and the latest happenings in the European tech scene.

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