Feeds

Fujitsu ditches NHS software supplier

IDX off Southern patient records project

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Build a business case: developing custom apps

Fujitsu has dropped a key supplier for the NHS patients records project in the south and west of England. Fujitsu is scrapping an agreement with US firm IDX in favour of a product from Cerner. It is the first time a major supplier has been ejected from the NHS IT programme. The change is subject to contract but that should be signed in the next two weeks.

In a statement released yesterday IDX admitted the deal was over and it expected to pay between $2m and $4m in costs for getting out of the deal.

NHS IT director Richard Granger warned in March that failing suppliers would face the bullet. The programme aims to give every patient an electronic health record which can be accessed from anywhere. Doctors have complained of a lack of consultation over the project.

IDX was months late in delivering a localised version of its patient record software, according to the FT. Its CareCast product will now be replaced in the Southern cluster by Cerner's Millenium software. Granger admitted the change would be disruptive and would cause delays. Anonymous sources were more outspoken on VNUnet predicting a delay of one or two years.

IDX still has a contract with BT covering the London cluster. BT told the paper it still has full confidence in the company.®

Related stories

Government issues NHS records guarantee
London's NHS IT boss suspended
NHS chief cans patient control over health record access
GPs have no faith in £6bn NHS IT programme

The Essential Guide to IT Transformation

More from The Register

next story
BBC goes offline in MASSIVE COCKUP: Stephen Fry partly muzzled
Auntie tight-lipped as major outage rolls on
You! Pirate! Stop pirating, or we shall admonish you politely. Repeatedly, if necessary
And we shall go about telling people you smell. No, not really
Airbus promises Wi-Fi – yay – and 3D movies (meh) in new A330
If the person in front reclines their seat, this could get interesting
UK Parliament rubber-stamps EMERGENCY data grab 'n' keep bill
Just 49 MPs oppose Drip's rushed timetable
ITC: Seagate and LSI can infringe Realtek patents because Realtek isn't in the US
Land of the (get off scot) free, when it's a foreign owner
Samsung threatens to cut ties with supplier over child labour allegations
Vows to uphold 'zero tolerance' policy on underage workers
Dude, you're getting a Dell – with BITCOIN: IT giant slurps cryptocash
1. Buy PC with Bitcoin. 2. Mine more coins. 3. Goto step 1
There's NOTHING on TV in Europe – American video DOMINATES
Even France's mega subsidies don't stop US content onslaught
prev story

Whitepapers

Seven Steps to Software Security
Seven practical steps you can begin to take today to secure your applications and prevent the damages a successful cyber-attack can cause.
Consolidation: The Foundation for IT Business Transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.
Designing a Defense for Mobile Applications
Learn about the various considerations for defending mobile applications - from the application architecture itself to the myriad testing technologies.
Build a business case: developing custom apps
Learn how to maximize the value of custom applications by accelerating and simplifying their development.
Consolidation: the foundation for IT and business transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.