The program has been plagued with delays and is running $26 billion over budget.
Called "the greatest IT disaster in history" one London columnist, the U.K. National Health Services' program to create nationwide e-health records and upgrade the medical system's IT infrastructure is in trouble. Britain's Labor government says the program will end up costing more than $55 billion--a whopping $26 billion over budget.
The project, run by Accenture, Computer Sciences Corp., Fujitsu, and others, has been plagued by software problems and resistance from physicians. The vendors face big penalties if deadlines aren't met. In March, Accenture took a $450 million earnings hit as a result. It's enough to make you sick.
5 Top Federal Initiatives For 2015As InformationWeek Government readers were busy firming up their fiscal year 2015 budgets, we asked them to rate more than 30 IT initiatives in terms of importance and current leadership focus. No surprise, among more than 30 options, security is No. 1. After that, things get less predictable.