The monthly reports provide updates on key eHealth initiatives. The reports are compiled from information provided by Ministry business units and health sector stakeholders.
Latest report: May 2017
Key points to note
- The indicative business case for a national Electronic Health Record was endorsed by investment ministers on 15 May 2017.
- Integrated Data Infrastructure is progressing with loading data on mental health diagnoses to Statistics NZ.
- All five Midland DHBs have approved the business case for the eSPACE programme which will deliver them with a portal for patient and clinical information.
- A Maternity Clinical Information System software upgrade was released successfully in May and a decision on the long-term future of the system is expected in June.
- A Registration of Interest for a National Screening Information Technology solution has been released on GETS.
- A privacy impact assessment has been carried out on ProCare’s primary care data repository project and new data collection processes have begun.
New initiatives added to the report this month
- NZ Health Technology Vision - this 'living' vision, developed with engagement from over 70 stakeholders and consumers, will guide decisions and investments in health technology.
- Health Information Governance Guidelines – these will support the sharing of information within legal requirements and ethical obligations.
- National Child Health Information Platform - tracks health milestones of children and is used by DHB child and youth health teams to ensure all children are linked to key programmes; looking to roll this out to more DHBs.
- South Island Regional Service Provider Index - business case being developed for a single, authoritative source of all people providing health care and administration in the South Island.
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