Delay in choosing IT system pushes NZ bowel screening program back a year

Problems finding a suitable IT solution to handle New Zealand's $77.8 million National Bowel Screening Program (NBSP) has meant its national roll-out will be delayed by a year, although the six district health boards planning to kick off this year will go ahead using the interim solution developed during the program's pilot, the Ministry of Health has announced.

The ministry issued a registration of interest for the national screening solution (NSS) in May 2017, having chosen telehealth provider Homecare Medical to act as the national coordination centre for the program, with duties including hosting the 0800 number, sending letters to participants and notifying GPs electronically of all results.

Posted in New Zealand eHealth

Tags: NZ Ministry of Health, NBSP

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