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Then there's the Summary Care Record – the 100-million pound IT project to eat them all. It officially continues to hum along, like some giant, room-sized prototype computer. But the care record was mysteriously absent from the information strategy, and IT enthusiasts and sceptics alike are declaring it has been rendered largely redundant by the rampaging technological advances of the private EMIS Web system.
All this is consistent with the Government's ideological acceptance that a series of independent providers of IT systems are far more likely to quickly and effectively meet the needs of users than a giant, centrally dictated programme.