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Award winners working toward healthy outcomes


Award winners working toward healthy outcomes

WINNERS of the inaugural Sharing Excellence in Health and Disability Information Management Award received their awards at a ceremony held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Auckland last night.

A joint initiative of the Ministry of Health and Health Informatics New Zealand (HINZ), the awards recognised six winners for their work in information management innovations that contributed to improving health outcomes.

The winners were Counties Manukau District Health Board, Otago District Health Board, ProCare, Hutt Valley District Health Board, Auckland District Health Board and Electronic Medical Internet Technologies Ltd.

Ministry of Health Deputy Director-General Corporate and Information Directorate Debbie Chin said the awards were intended to reward innovations that helped health providers and improved the delivery of health services.

"We want to recognise the importance of information management innovations.

"These innovations assist clinicians, administrators and other health professionals to make a healthy difference to communities and people," Ms Chin said.

HINZ chair Ann Browett said: "We aim to encourage the continual improvement of care and services in the health and disability sector, celebrate success and excellence, identify initiatives that are transferable, and promote a sharing and learning environment."

The Ministry of Health and HINZ congratulated the six award winners on their success.

Applications for the awards were submitted from groups and organisations across New Zealand and were then reviewed and ranked against predetermined criteria including benefits in clinical, quality improvement, administration or financial areas.

More information on the awards and winners can be found online in Sharing Excellence in Health and Disability Information Management at www.moh.govt.nz

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