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NHS: ICT

Volume 485: debated on Wednesday 17 December 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what discussions he has had with (a) his counterpart in the Government of Singapore and (b) Singaporean health care institutions on the Lorenzo software product; and if he will make a statement; (243187)

(2) what plans his Department has to study the effectiveness of the use of the Lorenzo software product by Singhealth; and if he will make a statement.

None. However, a number of telephone calls have been conducted between NHS Connecting for Health officials and Singhealth for the purposes of gathering background information about experience in Singapore. The Department currently has no plans to conduct a detailed review of the experience of the Lorenzo product at Singhealth.

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what discussions he has had with (a) his counterpart in the Government of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and (b) health care institutions in the UAE on the deployment of Cerner electronic patient management and care record systems; and if he will make a statement. (243188)