The Health Network is becoming part of the Connected Health 'Network of Networks.' This section provides information about the Health Network and how to join.
If you wish to join the Health Network you will need to ensure you are using a Connected Health-certified network product, which is explained in more detail on the IT Health Board website. The Health Network is becoming part of the Connected Health Network of Networks, which meets Connected Health, HISO-approved, Network Connectivity Standards. The target date for the Connected Health Network to become operational is December 2010.
- Find out more on the IT Health Board website
About the Health Network
The New Zealand Health Network was officially launched in 1999 as the Health Intranet and was adopted initially by primary care organisations as a secure way of communicating health information over the internet. In 2001, when District Health Boards came into existence, it was adopted by them for access to national systems. In 2005 the network was renamed 'New Zealand Health Network'.
The New Zealand Health Network has continued to grow and now has 1200 organisations signed up. The network provides health organisations with a wide range of capabilities; such as, access to the NHI and HPI, access to Pharmac Special Authorities, access to and provision of data to HealthPAC payment systems.
Furthermore, users of these systems do not have to be aware of the technical intricacies of network security - under the NZ Health Network, the network providers are accredited and must provide a secure environment in accordance with agreed standards prior to any further approval process.
In this section
- To get a connection to the New Zealand Health Network you are required to complete the following steps. Read more
- Information about the New Zealand Health Network, including fact sheets, brochures, an application form, security and VPN providers. Read more
- Listed below are a few of the applications that are available on the Health Network. Read more
- Q: What is the Health Network? Read more
What is Connected Health?
Connected Health is establishing an environment for the safe sharing of health information. It is a standards-based, commercial model for the delivery of universal connectivity across the New Zealand health sector.
Health Network Administration Team
Phone: 0800 505 125
Fax: (06) 349 1983