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  • Waitemata DHB, Orion Health sign innovation agreement

    Under a three-year innovation partnership signed between Orion Health and Waitemata DHB, North Shore Hospital’s Special Care Baby Unit and Ward 10 (haematology) will become hubs for the development of new technology supporting healthcare delivery.

  • Ryall's reforms overtake health ICT collaborative

    The Health Management System Collaborative (HMSC), a partnership among seven district health boards to develop new clinical IT systems and to transform health service delivery, is officially dead.

  • Health IT collaboration open to new members

    A proposal by seven district health boards to commission a shared patient administration information system (PAS) has come about without explicit central coordination, says Mid-central DHB chief executive Murray Georgel.

  • West Coast DHB teams for HealthPresence

    Cisco, the West Coast District Health Board (DHB) and Gen-i have announced an agreement to deliver the first global trial of Cisco HealthPresence between two organisations, Buller Health, in Westport, and Grey Base Hospital, in Greymouth.

  • HealthLink seeks SSC review of health sector networks

    HealthLink CEO Tom Bowden has written to government chief information officer Laurence Millar seeking a fundamental review by the State Services Commission of current and proposed health sector networking activities.

  • Health seeks multiple panels for ICT redevelopment

    The Ministry of Health will create a series of panels of experts to assist it in a major redevelopment of information technology and business processes, scheduled to last three years and known as the National Systems Development Programme (NSDP).

  • IBA gets iSoft go-ahead

    Australian health software maker IBA is set to finally acquire British vendor iSoft, following a long and drawn-out takeover campaign.

  • Serious Fraud Office investigates DHB ICT

    Michael Swann, former CIO of the Otago District Health Board, is currently at the centre of a Serious Fraud Office investigation involving $16 million spent by the DHB on ICT contracts during the last six years. Swann was sacked for “gross mismanagement” on October 19 after having been suspended on full pay earlier last month.