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Wireless eHealth and the National Programme for IT (NPfIT) Product Image

Wireless eHealth and the National Programme for IT (NPfIT)

  • Published: January 2004
  • Region: United Kingdom
  • 15 Pages
  • Wireless Healthcare

The £6 Billion being spent on the UK's national health service IT infrastructure as part of the National Programme for IT (NPfIT) should provide a significant boost for e-health vendors. However, to date, the programme has been of little help to small to medium sized IT companies.

The applications that make up the NPfIT, while regarded by the National Health Service (NHS) as revolutionary, will merely provide the level of automation most large commercial organisations have been enjoying for almost a decade. The program itself has concentrated spending in a few key areas and has frozen out a large number of smaller e-health vendors.

This report lists some of the problems encountered by specialist e-health vendors who are attempting to market products and services in the UK and explains how vendors can overcome these problems and market solutions to the LSPs (Local Service Providers) who have been given the task of deploying NPfIT applications.

Who should purchase this report?

- Wireless equipment vendors
- Healthcare providers
- Decision makers in the public healthcare sector
- Investors in the healthcare sector
- SMEs
- Other organisations active in e-health provision

1 The NPfIT
1.1 £6 billion, Where Is The Problem?
1.2 Where Did My Customer Go?
1.3 Reattribution Of Risk
1.4 A Risk In Its Own Right
1.5 Not The Only Game In Town

2 Funding
2.1 The DTI – Not So Smart These Days
2.2 EU Funding – Business Plan Required
2.3 Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained

3 Market Inhibitors
3.1 Still Losing Packets
3.2 Reluctant Clinicians
4 Recommendations
4.1 Balance Risk And Reward
4.2 Partnerships And Alliances
4.3 Adopt A New Business Model
4.4 Seek Alternative Markets

5 Resources
5.1 Legal and Contractual
5.2 Managerial
5.3 Market Analysis

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