The 2019 New Zealand eHealth hot top 20

Unlike last year in which the trials and tribulations of Orion Health dominated headlines, this year the big stories focused on the policies being developed by the new data and digital division at the Ministry of Health, including the decision not to proceed with a single electronic health record and instead boost integration capability.

The troubled National Oracle Solution (NOS) was again in the headlines, as were the various exercises by the primary health organisations to choose preferred PMS vendors. Auckland's ProCare decided to favour Valentia Technologies' indici, but Christchurch's Pegasus stumbled with its Sirius program, which was envisaged as a new PMS built on Intrahealth's Profile platform but is now going nowhere.

The year in eHealth was blighted by the cyber attack on Tu Ora Compass Health PHO but there was progress with a number of technology roll-outs, including Zoom at Whangarei, Emergency Q at Waikato, Miya at MidCentral and a GP dashboard for the South Island.

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

2. Northland DHB links rural hospitals to Whangarei ICU by Zoom

3. NZ Ministry of Health renames beleaguered NOS project again

4. Kiwi secure messaging app Celo to enter Australian market on global march

5. Wellington PHO and 20 practice websites hit by hacker

6. ProCare taps Indici as preferred PMS as Medtech takes on parent company

7. Pegasus pulls the plug on Sirius PMS program

8. NZ MOH releases minimum requirements for technology services

9. Pinnacle Ventures takes general practice data into the AWS cloud

10. Waikato trialling Emergency Q as ED fills up

11. Canterbury DHB to roll out Strata Health technology to manage patient flow

12. MOH officially hands National Screening Solution contract to Deloitte

13. NZ Ministry of Health looking to boost integration capability

14. Canterbury DHB pilots AI-enabled voice assistance in elder care wards

15. Capital & Coast CIO appointed to head data and digital for MOH

16. Clark appoints commissioner after Waikato DHB board resigns

17. Dashboard added to HealthOne to give GPs a view of patients' hospital stay

18. HealthTap procurement by Waikato DHB “well below standards”

19. Alcidion goes live with Miya Precision patient flow platform at MidCentral DHB

20. Five-year horizon for MidCentral DHB's digital health strategy

Posted in New Zealand eHealth

Tags: 2019 eHealth year in review

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