BBC reports one manager in Britain very upset over the cost to his organization:
Andrew Way, chief executive of London’s Royal Free Hospital, said technical problems had cost the trust £10m and meant fewer patients could be seen.
The Department of Health said lessons had been learnt from the trial.
The England scheme, part of a £12bn IT upgrade, aims to put 50 million patient records on a secure database by 2014.
Implementation costs are important to consider when designing and evaluating policies.