As well as scrapping any centralised NHS database of patient records (with local storage and inter-operability instead) and re-considering existing government IT contracts, a Conservative government would encourage the use of open source software in the public sector.
See further on NHS IT / healthcare technology:
- Tory press statement of 10 August 2009
- Independent Review of NHS and Social Care IT commissioned by Stephen O’Brien MP, Review Group chaired by Dr Glyn Hayes, August 2009
- Conservative Response to the NHS IT Review.
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