News Video | Policy | GPs | Hospitals | Medical | Mental Health | Welfare | Search


Response to Auditor General Report

Media Release from Health Information Strategy Action Committee in response to the release of the Report of the Office of the Auditor and Controller General (OAG) report: 'Progress with priorities for health information management and information technology'.

Paul Cressey, incoming Chair of the Health Information Strategy Action Committee (HISAC), welcomed the report about health sector progress in health information and technology management over the last four years..

"HISAC is pleased that the OAG's recommendations confirm that the directions and decisions already taken by HISAC are the right ones.

These recommendations set a powerful direction, and confirm a strong leadership and accountability role for HISAC in the implementation of the Health Information Strategy for New Zealand (HIS-NZ).

HISAC looks forward to meeting the challenge of this role, and I know HISAC will continue to work closely with the sector to see that its vision is achieved.

We have real opportunities to improve the health care of New Zealanders by enabling more effective and efficient use of health information management and technology. The use of fast and secure electronic health networks, telehealth and on-line access to other health information means we can ensure the right health information for patient care is in the right place at the right time.

The Health Information Strategy for New Zealand 2005 focuses on the areas that require further development and investment.

District Health Boards and some parts of the primary care sector have made great strides in recent years. We need to build on that success. The Strategy also highlights the importance of supporting developments in the community and long-term care sectors.

The OAG has urged us to act quickly to further develop and expand the use of the secure NZ Health Network across the sector. We are currently doing that.

I was also pleased that the OAG recommended increased sector investment in the less glamorous work being done by teams of health sector professionals to develop health information standards. These standards provide the basis for consistent and acceptable levels of quality, performance, reliability and safety in all aspects of health information management. Many new standards will have to be developed over the next three to five years. We welcome his support for this work.


© Scoop Media

Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines


NZ On Air TV Funding: More Comedy Comes Out Of The Shadows

Paranormal Event Response Unit is a series conceived by Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi as a TV spin-off from their highly acclaimed feature film What We Do In The Shadows. More>>


Mars News: Winners Announced For The 2016 Apra Silver Scroll Awards

Wellington singer-songwriter and internationally acclaimed musician Thomas Oliver has won the 2016 APRA Silver Scroll Award with his captivating love song ‘If I Move To Mars’. More>>


Scoop Review Of Books: Salt River Songs by Sam Hunt

Colin Hogg, a longtime comrade of Sam, writes in his Introduction that, ‘There is a lot of death in this collection of new poems by my friend Sam Hunt. It’s easier to count the poems here that don’t deal with the great destroyer than it is to point to the ones that do.’ More>>

Electronica: Restoring The World’s First Recorded Computer Music

University of Canterbury Distinguished Professor Jack Copeland and UC alumni and composer Jason Long have restored the earliest known recording of computer-generated music, created more than 65 years ago using programming techniques devised by Alan Turing. More>>


Scoop Review Of Books: Almost Getting Away With Murder

The Black Widow by Lee-Anne Cartier: Lee-Anne Cartier is the sister of the Christchurch man found to have been murdered by his wife, Helen Milner, after an initial assumption by police that his death, in 2009, was suicide. More>>

Howard Davis: Triple Echo - The Malevich/Reinhardt/Hotere Nexus

Howard Davis: The current juxtaposition of works by Ralph Hotere and Ad Reinhardt at Te Papa perfectly exemplifies Jean Michel Massing's preoccupation with the transmigration of imagery in a remarkable triple echo effect... More>>

Get More From Scoop



Search Scoop  
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news