The National Programme for Information Technology in the UK Health Service: Dependability Challenges and Strategies

@article{Randell2007TheNP,
  title={The National Programme for Information Technology in the UK Health Service: Dependability Challenges and Strategies},
  author={Brian Randell},
  journal={37th Annual IEEE/IFIP International Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks (DSN'07)},
  year={2007},
  pages={813-813}
}
The National Health Service (NHS) provides the majority of health-care in the UK. Its main section, that for England, serves a population of over 50 million, employs 40,000 general practitioners (family physicians), 80,000 other doctors, and 350,000 nurses, and includes over 300 hospitals. Its National Programme for Information Technology (NPfIT) is the largest civil IT project in the world. (Estimates of its total cost have ranged from £6.2 billion up to £20 billion.) This project, which was… CONTINUE READING

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