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Looking to recognise Health IM Innovation


HINZ and Ministry of Health look to recognise Health IM Innovation

The Ministry of Health, in conjunction with Health Informatics New Zealand (HINZ) have put out a call to the health sector in New Zealand, to submit their IM innovations for recognition in a health and disability information management award.

Five innovation case studies will be recognised and awarded through the annual HINZ Conference in August.

"We want to highlight health and disability IM innovations that have demonstrated success through the sound management of information and technology," said Debbie Chin, Deputy Director General, Corporate and Information Directorate, at the Ministry of Health.

"The chosen projects will show how they use information technology to assist clinicians and/or administrators in making a healthy difference to their communities and patients.

An advisory group will select the leading innovations, which will be written up as case studies in a booklet that will be distributed to the health information industry.

"We want to hear from people who have seen a need and found an innovative and successful approach to meeting that need. We'll be looking for initiatives that are transferable to other health organisations, and that promote a sharing and learning environment," said Ms Chin.

All innovations received will be reviewed by a joint Ministry of Health and HINZ panel over the next four months in time for a presentation at the August HINZ Conference.

Background:

Health Informatics New Zealand (HINZ) is a national, not-for-profit organisation whose focus is to facilitate improvements in business processes and patient care in the health sector through the application of appropriate information technologies.

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