Tuesday, July 2, 2013

God Save The Quids

The fascinating thing about waste is that it's a true world citizen: no frontier will ever intimidate its all-pervasive logic. Not even an ocean.

The following story therefore comes as no surprise: in 2012, The Royal Berkshire Hospital (UK)went live with Cerner’s Millennium system as part of a £28m contract. But at a recent board meeting auditors estimated its current value at just £10.5m. The system has also been fraught with problems, including system crashes and the loss of patient appointments since it was deployed.

This very story made the headline news early June and I shall let you carry on to the article and indulge in the priceless quotes from Mrs. Chairman, Mr. Chief and Mr. Supplier.

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