NZ confirms break with single EHR concept but will trial MyMeds app

New Zealand's new deputy director-general for data and digital at the Ministry of Health has confirmed that the ministry is no longer pursuing the idea of a single, national electronic health record for all New Zealanders and instead is working on joining up exisiting and emerging information sources through its rebadged national health information platform (nHIP).

The Ministry is however planning to run a proof of concept of a new MyMeds app for consumers that will list all of the medications prescribed for them by their GP or on discharge from hospital and dispensed through a community pharmacy. The app may potentially link to the NZ Formulary for medicines information.

Posted in New Zealand eHealth

Tags: NZ EHR, NZ Ministry of Health, Single EHR, Shayne Hunter, MyMeds

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