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Cybersecurity
Budget boost promises better cybersecurity for our health system
$75.7 million, over three years was pledged, specifically to upgrade cybersecurity tools and improve training, awareness and incident management capability in the Ministry itself, within the 20 District Health Boards and at the primary health and community care levels
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Healthcare
Auckland DHB to revamp patient administration system next year
The DHB aims to replace three of its patient management systems with a single system with the aim of streamlining business processes and workflows.
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Healthcare
healthAlliance announces new CFO
"Joining the public healthcare sector that is undergoing fundamental change in the form of digital transformation to support better health outcomes for people is very exciting."
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Digital Transformation
Waikato DHB retires data centre in first steps of digital transformation journey
“It’s a big change for our IT team and also a big change for how we think and provision services."
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District Health Board
Auckland DHB to offer free Wi-Fi to patients
The new Wi-Fi service allows people staying in or visiting any Auckland DHB hospital to connect to internet on their laptops, smartphones and tablets.
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District Health Board
New Zealand DHB implements Australian software
The Taranaki DHB is the first of the five Midland DHBs to deploy the Datix safety learning system, built by Aussie company PowerHealth Solutions.
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IaaS / Serverless Infrastructure
DHBs across the country move to IBM Cloud
DHBs are set to introduce new IT infrastructure that will increase security, reliability, and service levels, and reduce the risk of critical outages.
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Government
Orion Health partners with all five South Island DHBs for regional patient information system
Orion Health has signed a commercial agreement with all five South Island District Health Boards for a single shared patient information care system.
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District Health Board
New information sharing system introduced for Kiwis on the West Coast
HealthOne’s secure system allows healthcare providers to view information about a person including GP records, allergies, hospital discharge summaries, prescribed medications and test results.
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Google
Local IT provider partners with Maori tribe to improve healthcare services
K&L Technologies will provide all network, software and fleet maintenance and support, as well as an inbuilt 24-hour help desk via Google Apps, to Ngati Porou Hauora staff.