[Gllug] European Health Systems

Chris Bell chrisbell at overview.demon.co.uk
Fri Apr 19 18:08:16 UTC 2002

On Fri 19 Apr, John Hearns wrote:
> On Thu, 2002-04-18 at 20:28, Chris Bell wrote:
> > 
> >    There was some talk about it a year or two ago, and I think it was
> > somewhere in central America, possibly Mexico. However I can't picture many
> > of the medical authorities in the EEC happily using M$. There was also some
> > talk more recently about the EEC preparing to take action against M$
> > monopoly.
> > 
> Chris, so, so sorry to be sarccy and have the toasting fork
> out for flaming, but HELLO?????
> Have a read at this article in the Register
> http://www.theregister.co.uk/content/4/24700.html
> "The UK's National Health Service Information Authority has awarded a
> single tender for the specification of national electronic health record
> system to Microsoft, which does seem to suggest that
> a certain company will do well out of the ensuing project. The decision
> was taken at the NHSIA management board meeting on 7 February, and will
> initially be worth £250,000."
> I was going to flag it to the list at the time,
> but I'm trying to shake off my image as a sourpuss :-)
> I'm also trying to stop running off at the mouth on 
> publicly-archived email lists too.
Hello John,

   Haven't had time to look at your references yet, (I download, then read
off line as I get the time), but why on earth would you want to remain
silent? Your previous emails show that you know more about the subject than
most of us together!

Chris Bell

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