Monthly reports on eHealth initiatives

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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