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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.

  • Auckland firm acquired by US company

    Auckland-based Optima, a provider of predictive analytics and simulation algorithms for a number of industries including emergency services, health care and transportation, has been acquired by Intermedix, a US company focusing on health care and emergency response industries.

  • Interview: Policy needs to support choice: National Health IT Board

    On the sidelines of a conference on health that took place recently, Graeme Osborne, director of the National Health IT Board, talks to <i>ComputerWorldNZ</i> on the progress of the plan, the efforts to standadise systems and processes, and how the Ministry of Health is working to change the nature of healthcare in the country with ICT.

  • Symposium focuses on big data uses for healthcare delivery in NZ

    National Institute for Healthcare Innovation's (NIHI) symposium that took place today brought together healthcare professionals, researchers, government officials and IT vendors to discuss the ways and means to make better use of big data in New Zealand's healthcare provision.

  • NZ Ministry of Health implements IBM platform

    The New Zealand Ministry of Health has implemented a new software platform from IBM to support the personalised health records of all patients throughout New Zealand. Known as the Health Identity Programme, the platform aims to improve the quality and availability of accessible health information for providers, such as District Hospital Boards (DHBs), general practitioners (GPs) and pharmacists.