Government IT procurement needs a dose of transparency

Government IT procurement needs a dose of transparency
Ian McCrae, the founder of Auckland-based healthcare software maker, Orion Health.
Peter Griffin
Ian McCrae is right to be angry.  The founder of Auckland-based healthcare software maker, Orion Health, wrote to the Auditor General last week requesting a “full audit” of the Ministry of Health’s procurement of technology underpinning the National Immunisation Service (NIS). That key piece of infrastructure is what will help ensure we all get vaccinated against covid-19 in a timely fashion with double doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine as it becomes available in greater quantities in the coming months. But M...

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