Surgeon appointed CCIO of 3DHBs
Former South Canterbury District Health Board chief medical officer and orthopaedic surgeon Steve Earnshaw has been appointed chief clinical information officer of the three Wellington region district health boards.
Dr Earnshaw spent almost 15 years at South Canty, where he was director of orthopaedics at Timaru Hospital. He was also director of clinical services for two years, and clinical lead of IT for another two.
He was a member of the South Island Alliance's strategy, planning and integration team and chair of its clinical informatics leadership team, where he collaborated on the implementation of the South Island's Health Connect South (HCS) clinical information system.
He also oversaw the wider use of telehealth and new booking systems in outpatient clinics at Timaru.
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