NHS IT revamp delayed by missed deadline

The makers of Lorenzo, the computer system that will handle electronic patient records, have caused delays by missing the target delivery date

The giant £12.7bn programme to revamp NHS technology has been hit by more problems after a key supplier failed to hit a major project deadline.

The Lorenzo patient administration system — a computer system designed to handle electronic patient records and book appointments — was scheduled to go live at hospitals under the Morecambe Bay University Hospitals NHS Trust in Kendall in Cumbria on 31 March.

The hospitals would have been the first in the country to be running the latest version of the software but CSC, the US supplier installing the system, failed to hit the 31 March target for delivery.

For more on this story, see NHS IT: More headaches as key project misses deadline on silicon.com.