The Ministry of Health is developing a Digital Health Strategic Framework to guide the use of digital technologies and data to support a strong and equitable public health and disability system.
A person-centred approach underpins this framework: this means the needs of people – health service consumers, health care professionals, managers, researchers and others – will fundamentally drive the design, development and implementation of digital capabilities.
The strategic framework is not a detailed plan, nor a document to sit on a bookshelf; rather it consists of aspirational goals and enabling priorities, guidelines and resources that will evolve over time in response to the changing digital world that New Zealanders live in. We will continually revise the framework as the digital future emerges.
The image below shows a graphical outline of the framework.