Wednesday, March 23, 2005

NPfIT contracts to be snatched from consultancies?

Comments made by Richard Granger at a healthcare computing conference this week have sparked furious media speculation that the multi-£billion contracts won by consulting firms last year could be in danger of being awarded to new providers if performance targets are not met.

This may all be play-acting to scare providers into redoubling their efforts. It would undoubtedly be a minefield to try and negotiate the handover of contracts to new providers - to say nothing of the political fallout that would result from admitting there's been another failed public sector consulting project...

Is this a bluff or for real? Any NPfIT consultants out there care to comment?...

PS you'll find a selection of the media coverage at:
Ovum, E-Health Insider and The Register

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