Why does Lorenzo work in the Hederlands?
It seems that Lorenzo - supposedly developed for the NHS and UK - has been successfully installed in Germany and the Nederlands - and yet cannot be made to work even in a limited fashion in any Acute Trust in the NHS in England.
There seem to be a number of possibilities:_
1. The software installed outside the NHS, despite having the same name, is different from the version failing to be installed/work by CSC in the NHS
2. The software is the same but not suited to the NHS business model
3. Implementation is successful when performed by iSoft directly.
4. other explanations not listed here.
If 2. is true, what is the reason?
The contract for supplying a system is held by CSC - iSoft is contracted by CSC - and I had heard that iSoft is looking for NHS business in the 2/5ths of England where CSC does not hold the LSP exclusive contract - which also, apparently, has a clause that if their preferred system has been successfully implemented anywhere, the NHS has to pay for it as though it was implemented everywhere...
I hope that this time deadlines will *not* be extended, and contracts signed to prevent change: remember the rushed privatisation of the railways?