VANCOUVER (NEWS1130) – More groups are joining BC’s child watchdog and complaining about the province’s new and expensive computer system.

Three organizations including the Freedom of Information and Protection Association have written the premier asking for a public inquiry.
They’re concerned about medical records ending up in the wrong hands and social workers not having access to files that are crucial to the safety of vulnerable kids.

Vincent Gogolek with FIPA wants a public inquiry into all the failings of the system.

“It is a fiasco, and we have to figure out how we got here and we have to figure out how to fix it.”

Gogolek is concerned about the sharing health records.

“They should just put this thing on blocks right now, it doesn’t work and to the extent, it does allow transfer of information.”
The BC government admits there have been problems with the $200-m system and vows to fix them as soon as possible.