NZ Pulse+IT Poll: June 6 – CTO? What CTO?

Either people don't care about who takes up the new role of chief technology and digital officer or people don't care about Pulse+IT's polls, but our question from last fortnight got a 50-50 result that tells us little about what the health IT industry thinks about its national leadership.

We here at Pulse+IT are comforting ourselves with the thought that the poor response to the poll – only 26 people were interested – was due more to the Queen's birthday holiday than our boring question.

Either that, or people just don't really care who takes up the MoH job, which in effect replaces that of the role of director of the National Health IT Board. While the other roles in Chai Chuah's revamp of the senior bureaucracy have been filled, the person taking up the CTO job is not likely to be be named until mid-July.

In our last issue of Pulse+IT NZ, we asked:

Are you concerned that the MoH has still not appointed a new chief technology and digital officer?

Little can be drawn from such a low response rate, so we'll just leave this here.

Yes No Total
Total 13 (50%) 13 (50%) 26

In the future we might explore writing some more targeted poll questions about the relative benefits of different technologies, but in the meantime, with the budget still warm, our poll for this edition asks:

Did last month's budget do any good for the health IT sector in New Zealand?

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