Thursday, December 10, 2009

UK Healthcare system scraps Billion dollar

electronic records system.

This is the sort of "efficiency" that awaits us with Obamacare.

The multibillion-pound national progamme to overhaul NHS computer systems could be cancelled in this week’s Pre-Budget Report, Alistair Darling has said.

The National Programme for IT (NPfIT), parts of which are already running four years late, aims to create a single electronic records system for 50 million patients in England, as well as providing electronic prescriptions and other services.

The Chancellor said the “quite expensive” programme, which has been running since 2002 and has an estimated budget of more than �12.7 billion, could be postponed to save cash."