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 24 May 2018

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Conversation on healthcare needs to change

Retired director general of health Chai Chuah says the approach needs to change in order to address the growing inequity gap around access to and affordability of healthcare.


Technology enables new model of care at Midlands practices

A system to triage patient calls means fewer patients needing face-to-face appointments, enabling GPs to focus on those needing longer appointments.


Nelson Marlborough Health live with SI PICS

A patient administration system is gradually being introduced to DHBs around the South Island to provide more efficient and safer transfer of patient information.


New Zealand Blood Service benefits from $8m investment in new IT

The new system is designed for blood banks and means patient data can be accessed around the country, as well as enabling electronic stock ordering and future innovations.


Three central DHBs procuring e-observations system

The DHBs are looking to procure a single platform that makes patient observations and documentation digital to improve clinical responsiveness and patient outcomes.


New study questions effectiveness of health apps

The researchers suggest that an independent and reliable source should carry out the evaluation of apps to provide doctors with a list of prescribable apps.



New model improves patient access and streamlines GP workload

Health Care Home is a new care model that uses technology to “support general practice to be the health care hub and care co-ordinator for its enrolled patients, acting as the system integrator with the patient at the centre”. eHealthNews editor Rebecca McBeth looks at its development.



Budget 2018 - counting vs measuring in Vote Health

Regular column by Scott Arrol, CEO of NZHIT

While Vote Health did well in the Budget, Scott Arrol is concerned that focusing on counting instead of measuring value-based outcomes means it’s hard to know if the health IT dollar is being well spent.


Getting serious about making changes in healthcare?

Guest column by former director general of health Chai Chuah

Improved access, affordability and equity of health outcomes requires disruptive innovations, and that means different talent, capabilities and operating models than those needed to maintain the status qu



Minister welcomes new Director-General of Health

Call for public comment on emergency care data standards

Volunteers needed to test drinking intervention app being tailored for Kiwi use

Midland DHBs looking to procure a multi-specialty Clinical Pathway Information System

Ministry of Health Digital Health Strategy update


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