Other digital health initiatives

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

In this section

  • Health and disability sector organisations are being asked to move from using fax machines to modern and more secure methods of communication. Read more
  • Patient portals are secure online sites where patients can access their health information and interact with their general practice. Read more
  • A Ministry of Health team is working in partnership with consumers, the health and disability sector, and technology providers to deliver an ecosystem of data and digital services known as Hira. Read more
  • Sign up for a My Health Account and get the most out of the online health services you use. Your account allows you to sign in securely to online health services, offering you easy access to your most important information from anywhere. Read more
  • The Sponsored Data initiative allows the public to access key health sector websites via mobile phone without incurring data use charges. Read more
  • The eMedicines Programme introduces electronic systems into hospitals and the community to support the safe use of medicines and to provide accurate, up-to-date information about people's medications at the point of care. Read more
  • Telehealth is the use of information and communication technologies to deliver health care when patients and care providers are not in the same physical location Read more
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