Parochialism stifling health IT innovation, official says

Parochialism stifling health IT innovation, official says
Discontent is brewing in the NZ health tech community over the international approach health officials are taking in developing IT infrastructure. (Image: Getty)
Cécile Meier
Yesterday, BusinessDesk looked at what went wrong with Hira, the government's multimillion-dollar health IT project. Today’s story explores why the project has become so controversial in the tech community. Critics of a major health IT project say local vendors have solutions that would be easy and cheap to adopt, but a top health official says parochialism is holding NZ back. Hira, the government’s long-awaited centralised health record, has been plagued by high staff turnover, a lack of clear direction and slow progr...

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