Monday, April 23, 2007

Shiny new NHS computers make the government look stupid

"While it may be quite useful politically for a government to be seen to be spear-heading a new [NHS] computer system — presumably because it makes them look young and hip — it is, after all, only a computer system, and that's a lot of money for something that doesn't actually save lives.

"Now that it transpires that the system will have no benefit for patients, it all begins to smack of geeky adolescent boys sitting in their bedrooms getting excited over the latest pointless gadget. But they should know better, because they are adults, and it's not their pocket-money they're frittering away, it's our money. Billions of pounds of it." —Dr. Max Pemberton

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