Health minister files criminal complaint over failed electronic health records project

Health Minister Leoš Heger on Monday filed a criminal complaint over the failed project of electronic health records, or IZIP. Mr Heger said an audit of the project found that more than 450 million crowns, or nearly 23 million US dollars were lost due to irregularities in contracts between the country’s main health insurer, VZP, and the firm that managed the project. The IZIP project was launched in 2002 and cost 1.8 billion crowns. However, it was scrapped earlier this year for being ineffective and overpriced.

Author: Jan Richter