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Health Information Systems

Volume 165: debated on Friday 19 January 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Health which health authorities are engaged in a pilot study of health information systems, stating in each case (a) the additional costs of undertaking the study and (b) how those costs are shared between the Department and the health authority.

[holding answer 15 January 1990]: Various pilot studies into health information systems are in progress. These include:1.

Hospital Information Support Systems (HISS)

There are three pilot sites. The districts involved are:
Nottingham, Darlington, Greenwich
Expenditure by the Department in the current financial year is £2·94 million. Information on health authority expenditure on these projects is not held centrally.

2. Resource Management Initiative (RMI)

Hospitals in six district health authorities are pilot sites for the resource management initiative. The districts are:
Huddersfield, Lewisham and North Southwark, Newcastle, South Lincolnshire, Winchester, Wirral

The costs of these projects are shared by the Department and the health authorities concerned. Information on health authority expenditure on these projects is not held centrally. Expenditure by the Department so far in this financial year is £1·1 million.