eHealth initiatives and work programmes make the best use of innovation, research and emerging technology to deliver better health outcomes for New Zealanders.
Digital Health 2020 has been established to progress the core digital technologies presented in the New Zealand Health Strategy
Strategic initiatives to use technology to deliver better health outcomes for New Zealanders.
Health information standards, common technologies, secure IT systems and environments and information governance all support the delivery of Digital Health 2020.
Improvements are needed to the way health information is governed, managed and made available for use in New Zealand. This includes streamlining how information is shared - Read more
The Government Chief Information Officer (GCIO) has described ICT common capability as any technology that could be used by more than one agency, or across the whole of government, to support the delivery of business outcomes - Read more
Guidance from the Ministry on the use of cloud or hosted services in the health sector for managing personal health information - Read more
Connected Health is an existing brand of the Ministry of Health, currently used in relation to the exchange of secure information via telecommunications - Read more
Interoperability is essential to ensure that data and information can be accessed by clinicians, patients and their carers whilst ensuring relevant standards, privacy and security requirements are met - Read more
The Ministry is working with sector stakeholders to develop guidance for adopting beneficial mHealth and health apps - Read more
The Ministry is responsible for reviewing health IT investment decisions.