Old and new ideas in the running for Clinicians' Challenge

New and existing ideas are welcome at this year's Clinicians' Challenge competition, entries for which are now open.

Organised by the National Health IT Board and Health Informatics New Zealand (HINZ), the competition is aimed at encouraging clinicians to share their ideas for innovative ways of using information and technology.

This year, there will be two categories: one for new ideas for a system or application that uses information to improve workflows, bring efficiencies or support better integrated care, and the other for a project that is developed or in active development that has improved the way clinicians work or supports better integrated health services.

Also this year, extra marks will be awarded if the case uses SNOMED terminology. Other judging criteria includes whether the case aligns with the national health IT plan priorities, it supports clinical integration, the sharing of information and the use of of data to support clinical decision making.

The winner in each category will receive a grant of $8000 and runners-up will receive a grant of $2000. All four finalists will receive registration to the HiNZ conference in Christchurch in October.

Entries close on Monday, September 14 and the winners will be announced at the HINZ conference gala dinner.

Posted in New Zealand eHealth

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