Opinion

Fixing our broken health IT systems

Peter Griffin
Thu, 22 Apr 2021

The use of digital devices, apps and online tools has the potential to save our time and lives. (Photo: Freepik)
Peter Griffin
Thu, 22 Apr 2021
There will be some nervous information technology managers in the country’s district health boards as they absorb news of the major changes to the health sector.The scrapping of the DHBs in favour of one national health authority overturns the devolved model that has predominated for over 25 years, but which has left us with a fragmented mess of information technology (IT) systems across our hospitals and clinics. As a nation we have underinvested in technology in the health sector, spending an estimated 2.5% of the annual health bud...

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