eHealth

The Technology and Digital Services business unit oversees the Ministry’s eHealth work programme, which aims to achieve the strategic outcomes described in the New Zealand Health Strategy and Digital Health 2020.

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

Digital Health 2020 has been established to progress the core digital technologies presented in the New Zealand Health Strategy


Other eHealth initiatives

Strategic initiatives to use technology to deliver better health outcomes for New Zealanders.


Digital health standards and governance

Health information standards, common technologies, secure IT systems and environments and information governance all support the delivery of Digital Health 2020.


Information governance

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


ICT common capabilities

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


Cloud computing and health information

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

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


Health interoperability

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


Health apps assessment guidance

The Ministry is working with sector stakeholders to develop guidance for adopting beneficial mHealth and health apps - Read more


Health IT investments

The Ministry is responsible for reviewing health IT investment decisions.

Clinicians' Challenge

Dr Hong Sheng Chiong, one of the 2015 winners.

The Clinicians’ Challenge 2017 seeks entries for innovative technology that will improve today and transform tomorrow. Find out more.


Digital Health 2020

Image:shows the key components of Digital Health 2020 and who is leading each.

Find out about the key components of Digital Health 2020 and who is leading each.

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