With the protracted election campaign drawing to a close and eHealth related policy announcements missing in action, this week Pulse+IT took a wider view of the sector and asked readers the following question:
Which political party has the best health policy?
The results as at COB on Monday, June 27 were as follows:
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?