UK - National Health Service Eloctronic Records Project Dealt a New Blow
Another Fine Mess
Plans to computerise the NHS in England could face further delays after a contract with a key supplier was terminated, the BBC has learned.
The IT programme, which is already four years late, will create a single electronic records system for patients.
But negotiations have broken down with Fujitsu, who had been due to implement the plan in the south of England.
The Department of Health said an agreement over Fujitsu's contract could not be reached.
The estimated final overall cost of computerising the NHS in England is currently £12.7bn.