Re: Are all government health IT projects doomed to fail ?
It's not confined to government health IT projects. My second Rule of Computing states:
Any large scale public sector development will exceed the initial budget by a factor of x* times and will be late.
* - choose any number but you may underestimate the value.
To save you asking, there are currently only 2 rules, the first is
If the project is High Profile, has "challenging" timescales and uses something new (hardware or software) it will fail.