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Quicksand, ostriches and mirages, this is how we are creating the PNRR

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Quicksand, ostriches and mirages, this is how we are creating the PNRR

What will be the effects of the PNRR on the digital transformation of healthcare? How are we pursuing it?

I don’t think I’m the only one to ask myself these questions which, in the people I talk to, often find a negative answer, without however generating a real debate among professionals. So from this blog I try to break the veil of silence that surrounds this topic.

Tight deadlines, the need to use a considerable amount of money and the widespread unpreparedness among those who had to define the objectives and methods of execution meant that mission 6 of the PNRR became a dream book.

Limiting myself to my sector, digital transformation (but I believe that in truth many considerations apply to all healthcare interventions and, perhaps, also to other missions), there are many critical issues that are slowly becoming apparent with the risk of delaying, complicate or make certain interventions futile.

I wrote about the problem of software ownership and the impact that this can have both for healthcare regions/companies and their suppliers in a post that you can find here and which I will therefore not repeat. I received many comments privately thanking me for bringing this aspect to light. I was told that suppliers’ shareholders are extremely worried about the possible impoverishment of their companies which would see the value of their assets fall. However, I wonder where they were when they decided, blinded by the amount of money on the table, to participate by accepting the rules of the game. They remind me of ostriches that stick their heads in the sand to look for food. Caught up in the euphoria of participating in the rich banquet, no one raised the problem.

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Driven by ambition and haste, some administrations have launched important projects (FSE 2.0, PNT, AI platform for primary care) without adequately considering privacy and involving in advance, as expected, the guarantee authority which it then intervened after things were done or in progress. Yet it was not difficult to imagine that the concentration of sensitive data would attract the attention of the Guarantor and provoke its intervention. Could it be the fault of the fact that the concept “privacy by design” is in English and that some are unfamiliar with this language? Or, again, the behavior of the ostrich?

What can we say about the contents of some projects? Decided by a few “experts” and dropped from above without involving those who will then have to use these systems, not learning anything from the past. Co-design, design thinking and other such methodologies are meaningless slogans in the heads of these experts. People who, in many cases, have never worked in a hospital department or in an ASL service but who, as “experts”, feel they have the duty to decide what is useful and how a healthcare or clinical system should be conceived.

Not to mention the timing of these projects which are, by all accounts, unrealistic or, to return to the title of this article, real mirages. Will we pretend nothing has happened and consider projects that are not completed, so as to respect the deadlines of the PNRR and not lose the funds, or will the harsh reality be ascertained?

As you can see, the problems are many and relevant but no one seems to want to think about them seriously. Yet there is no shortage of committees and tables of experts who are however focused on something else. The fear, at this point, is of ending up like someone who wins a large sum in the lottery but then, without experience on how to use the luck that has come their way, ends up squandering everything and remaining poorer than before.

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