Lessons from the NHS National Programme for IT

Enrico W Coiera
Med J Aust 2007; 186 (1): . || doi: 10.5694/j.1326-5377.2007.tb00774.x
Published online: 1 January 2007

A program of this size is bound to experience challenges

The National Health Service (NHS) in the United Kingdom is undertaking the world’s largest civil information technology (IT) project,1 committing £12.4 billion over 10 years to improve services and quality of patient care through the strategic use of IT.1 The size of this commitment makes the NHS National Programme for IT (NPfIT), delivered by the NHS Connecting for Health (CfH) agency, of major international importance.

  • Enrico W Coiera

  • Centre for Health Informatics, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW.



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