UBy Baselinemag | Posted 2006-11-13 Print
The British government budgeted close to $12 billion to transform its health-care system with information technology. The result: possibly the biggest and most complex technology project in the world and one that critics, including two Members of Parliame.K. Dept. of Health Base Case">
U.K. Dept. of Health Base Case
Headquarters: Richmond House, 79 Whitehall, London, England SW1A 2NS
Phone: 020 7210 4850
Chief Executive: Patricia Hewitt, Health Secretary
Chief Technology Officer: Richard Granger, Director General of I.T., National Health Service (NHS)
Financials in 2005: The Department of Health has a budget in excess of 27 billion pounds ($50 billion U.S.).
Challenge: The National Program for Information Technology is a 10-year initiative to deploy new computer systems, reform the way the NHS uses technology and, in the process, improve services and the quality of patient care. Baseline Goals
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