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Standards group looks to accelerate adoption of SNOMED

Thursday, 9 August 2018, 2:55 pm | HINZ

The Health Information Standards Organisation is repurposing its SNOMED implementation working group to become the SNOMED Adoption Accelerator NZ and is looking for new projects to support. More >>

Canterbury builds paper-light hospitals

Thursday, 2 August 2018, 11:17 am |

Two new hospital buildings due to open in Christchurch over the coming year have been designed not to take the usual weight of paper as patient files will be kept online. Canterbury District Health Board is opening a new digital-ready Outpatients ... More >>

Millions of documents uploaded to Midland clinical portal

Thursday, 26 July 2018, 11:14 am | HINZ

More than 2.3 million documents have been uploaded to the Midland Clinical Portal since it went live in August 2017. More >>

National Primary Care Data Service to go live next year

Thursday, 19 July 2018, 11:36 am | HINZ

A new National Primary Care Data Service will go live in 2019, GP leader Richard Medlicott has told a health IT conference. Medlicott, who is medical director of the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners, spoke at the HiNZ Health ... More >>

iMOKO proof of concept due to launch in July

Thursday, 12 July 2018, 3:16 pm | HINZ

More than 15,000 children will be involved in a proof-of-concept trial of the iMOKO app that enables teachers at participating kohanga, day-care centres and schools to securely send health information about students to a digital health team, who ... More >>

Orion Health sells Rhapsody division for $205 million

Thursday, 5 July 2018, 11:55 am |

Orion Health is selling its Rhapsody division to British investment company Hg for $205 million. Orion will then buy back a 25 per cent shareholding in the business for $28 million. The company says the sale will have no impact on its customers’ ... More >>

HiNZ keynote focuses on future of digital health

Thursday, 28 June 2018, 4:53 pm |

Privacy and personal data protection will be key concerns for digital health in the 5G era, says HiNZ Conference 2018 keynote speaker Samson Tse. Tse is a professor of mental health in the Department of Social Work and Social Administration at the ... More >>

Clinicians in digital health series launched

Wednesday, 20 June 2018, 4:59 pm |

eHealthNews is launching a series of articles profiling clinicians working in digital health. The aim is to give greater visibility to clinical leads within digital health and investigate what their role is and the benefits this brings to their organisations. ... More >>

More than 1.3 million GP appointments booked online

Thursday, 7 June 2018, 12:55 pm |

More than 1.3 million GP appointments have been booked online via a patient portal in New Zealand. More than 400,000 repeat prescriptions have also been ordered electronically, saving patients a phone call or visit to their GP. Figures gathered by eHealthNews ... More >>

Emerging Tech event focuses on people

Thursday, 31 May 2018, 2:25 pm | HINZ

People were the focus of the Emerging Tech in Health symposium held in Christchurch on 22 May. More >>

NZ Blood Service benefits from $8m investment in new IT

Thursday, 24 May 2018, 10:06 am |

A new IT system for New Zealand’s blood banks means patient files are available digitally nationwide and allows for innovations such as smart fridges to be trialled. The $8 million project by the New Zealand Blood Service took more than two years ... More >>

Technology enables a new model of care at Midlands practices

Thursday, 17 May 2018, 12:30 pm |

A new model of care involving patients getting GP advice over the phone and email at some Midland general practices has resulted in 20 per cent fewer avoidable hospital admissions, a new report shows. An EY evaluation of the impact of the Health Care ... More >>

New Zealand underinvesting in health IT

Wednesday, 9 May 2018, 1:01 pm |

An investigation by eHealthNews has uncovered a low level of spending by DHBs on information technology, putting existing systems at risk and inhibiting the transformational change needed.. More >>

Southern Cross joint-venture hospitals get EMR

Wednesday, 2 May 2018, 10:23 am |

Implementation is now underway so that by June all of Southern Cross’s joint-venture hospitals will have joined its wholly owned ones in using the same EMR. More >>

GoodSAM helps patients in cardiac arrest

Thursday, 26 April 2018, 1:09 pm |

Ambulance services activate an app so that registered users with CPR training are alerted when someone nearby needs their help. More than 1500 people trained in CPR are registered with a new smartphone app that alerts them when somebody nearby is ... More >>

Māori and Pacific health app trialled

Thursday, 19 April 2018, 9:48 am |

A healthy lifestyle app developed for Māori and Pasifika people is being trialled and could be rolled out nationally next year. More >>

HiNZ launches dedicated news service for health IT sector

Thursday, 1 March 2018, 12:31 pm | HINZ

New Zealand’s health IT sector is getting a dedicated local news service this month with the launch of More >>

Canterbury Leading The Way Nationally In Health Technology

Tuesday, 23 April 2013, 9:00 am | HINZ

Media Release From: Health Informatics New Zealand (HINZ) 23 April 2013 Canterbury Leading The Way Nationally In Health Technology More >>

Industry gathers for health IT event of the year

Monday, 18 July 2005, 1:02 pm | HINZ

'HINZ Conference & Exhibition 2-5 August 2005 at Sky City, Auckland - telling the New Zealand Story' will be this year's premier platform for the health IT industry in New Zealand, says organiser Linda McKay. More >>