Regional Information Platforms (DHBs)
A key goal of the National Health IT Plan is to see the development of regional platforms for sharing core clinical systems. Consolidating systems will make it easier to introduce common standards and to share information with other DHB's and providers. It will mean a patients information will be available when someone moves between DHBs for treatment.
The core clinical systems included in the regional priority programmes for 2012/2014 are:
- Transfer of Care
- Clinical data repository/Clinical workstation/ED
- Clinical support – labs/pharmacy
- Patient Administration System (PAS)
Transfer of Care: eReferrals and eDischarges
Health providers are moving from a paper-based referrals system to one managed electronically, which enables better integrated care and improved patient flow throughout their regions. Find out more.
Discharge summaries are an important part of a patient’s care. All DHBs have implemented eDischarges. Find out more.
A regional approach is being taken for implementation of clinical data repositories . Find out more.
Each DHB has agreed on a regional RIS and PACS solution, and on a regional PACS archive for storing and sharing images. Find out more.
All regions have agreed to implement one ePharmacy system for their region, and they are all are either in the planning or implementation stage. Find out more.
Patient Administration Systems (PAS) manage patient information in a hospital setting, including demographics, appointments, medication records, coding and patient tracking. DHBs are moving towards a standard regional platform over a five year period. Find out more.
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