eHealthNews: 19th July 2018


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19 July 2018

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Counties Manukau Health writes off millions on IT project

Counties Manukau Health wrote off $8.6 million between 2015–2017 on a ‘transformational change programme’ called Project SWIFT, which focused on improving the performance of core hospital IT systems.


National Primary Care Data Service to go live next year

A nationwide data service of primary care information collected from patient visits to GPs will go live next year to enable more effective national analysis of population and health trends.


Innovation hub brings clinicians and developers together

Health and IT professionals from Southern Cross Hospitals and Orion Health will work on improving user experience and clinician access to patient information.


UK trust saves millions with GS1 barcoding

The director of clinical surgery at Royal Derby NHS Trust in England visited New Zealand to talk about implementing the Scan4Safety initiative and the benefits his organisation has seen.


Dashboard of DHB performance launched

The Health Quality & Safety Commission’s dashboard presents a range of information in a visual way that makes it easy for consumers to see how different district health boards are performing.



CCIO works to ensure solutions meet needs of clinicians

Karl Cole was appointed chief clinical information officer at healthAlliance in August 2017 as part of the shared-services agency’s aim to change the way it relates to and listens to its customers, the Northern Region DHBs.


Round-up of ITx 2018

The HiNZ strand of the ITx conference was held in Wellington on 12 July and covered a range of topics from value-based healthcare, to interoperability standards, emerging technologies and design-led thinking. 



Digital tools a starting point for value-based healthcare

NZHIT guest column by Elliott Kernohan

With an increasing focus on value-based healthcare internationally, digital tools and services provide an opportunity for New Zealand to make that shift as well.



Joint expression of concern to Privacy Commissioner over potential breach of patients’ privacy

HiNZ 2018 programme available

indici included in ProCare’s final selection round for new PMS

PDH partners with Vensa Health

FluTracking proves popular


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