Digital Health 2020 has been established to progress the core digital technologies presented in the New Zealand Health Strategy. It guides the strategic digital investments that are expected to occur across the health and disability sector in the next five years, 2016–2020.
It will also align sector investment with value delivery and encourage health organisations to invest with greater clarity and confidence.
It has five core components:
- an electronic health record for New Zealanders - a single longitudinal view of health information accessible to consumers, carers and decision-makers.
- health and wellness dataset - access to health data to support government, health organisations and individuals to make evidence-based decisions aligned to the Government's social investment approach
- a preventative health IT capability - information and enabling ICT capability to support and improve the targeting of screening, immunisation and other public health initiatives
- digital hospitals - to lift the digital capability within hospitals and the integration with the wider sector
- regional IT foundations - eHealth foundations that support regional access to health information, delivery of the single electronic health record and lifting digital capability within hospitals.