PPARS robustly defended at Public Accounts Committee


Five Seven Live on the 19th January reported on the former secretary of the Department of Health and Children Michael Kelly robustly defending PPARS.

Nice to see Professor Drumm defending the use of IT in the healthcare system, and in fact suggesting more systems are appropriate – he cited electronic prescribing as an example.

What struck me most about the piece was the interaction on the topic between studio anchor Philip Boucher-Hayes and reporter Fergal Keane. Boucher-Hayes really seemed to enjoy discovering how  cynical he could make tone of delivery when peppering wry comments through Keane’s reportage; Take this one – Deloitte & Touche referred to as "Delighted & Touched" – though glory for this one goes to Labour leader Pat Rabbite.


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