Official Hitachi Consulting statement on recent media coverage in the UK

05/04/2018 *****

In response to recent media coverage in the UK, Hitachi Consulting has issued a statement on reports regarding Public Health England’s breast cancer screening programme:

 “Hitachi Consulting has no responsibility for the error that has led to this situation. The software responsible for inviting patients for breast cancer screening was written by others and implemented in 2009, fully six years before Hitachi Consulting began working with Public Health England. Hitachi Consulting was engaged in late 2015 merely to maintain and support the system as designed, and has had no responsibility for decisions made on which patients should be selected for screening. Our hearts go out to those people and their families who may have been affected.”

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