Presentation on theme: "Thomas Bowden CEO, HealthLink Ltd. The views expressed in this paper do not necessarily reflect the official position of the New Zealand government. Government."— Presentation transcript:
Thomas Bowden CEO, HealthLink Ltd
The views expressed in this paper do not necessarily reflect the official position of the New Zealand government. Government officials have been consulted extensively during the preparation of this paper. The presenter is not an official spokesperson.
IF New Zealand was a US state… 24 South Carolina 4,479, Louisiana 4,410, Kentucky 4,269,245 New Zealand 4,173, Oregon 3,790, Oklahoma 3,642,361
An environment that works collaboratively... Many IT vendors Three Health-system Integrators A strong industry association Government leadership/sponsorship Vigorous experimentation and debate = a Learning Environment
Key Aims Support efficient primary care Automate routine processes Building on existing functionality Good working relationships..... We have a clear health reform strategy
Hospitals Specialists Pharmacies Laboratory Services Ancillary Professionals Radiology Services Referrals Status Reports Discharge Summaries Development of New Zealands Electronic Health Records System On-Line Queries ORDER ENTRY -Pharmacy -Laboratory -Radiology -Hospital -Specialist -Pharmacy ALL HOSPITAL DOCUMENTSALL HOSPITAL DOCUMENTS Patient Connection to GP EMR Access Multiple specialised chronic care services Electronic Messaging Services (50 million messages per annum) Practice Support Systems 1100 General Practices Any authorized provider may send a structured online query to any EMR system 4.5 million patients NB: This is still a work in progress… Online Referrals
Electronic Clinical Transactions (Per Month) National Child Immunisation Register
Number of electronic partners (monthly average per general practice) 100% EMR UPTAKE100% EMR UPTAKE
100% EMR UPTAKE100% EMR UPTAKE
Building clinical messaging applications VALUEVALUE EASE EASE
Our Views on.... Incentives and regulatory requirements to promote implementation? Incentives? As long as they are aligned with the overall drivers, Regulatory requirements? Clear cut but light handed. · Vender certification and technical assistance? Light handed certification and encouraging development of a market for technical assistance. · Strategies for national standards and interoperability? Clear easy to implement standards, gradually lifting the bar, An environment that makes interoperability desirable.
. The role of a national health integrator? Why not open it up to anyone that can chin the bar? · Privacy and confidentiality safeguards? It is absolutely critical to have a strong underpinning understanding of privacy and the fundamental importance of privacy to the human condition. · Use of public/private partnerships to support innovation? PPPs are a low-risk way of enabling specialised/core bits of infrastructure to be delivered efficiently and in a disciplined, well controlled manner. Ideally innovation is encouraged not contracted for
CURRENT FOCUS Electronic Referrals – online submission of very detailed information directly into a hospitals electronic medical record system Emergency room access to GPs EMRs – immediate, complete and up-to-date information Gradually pushing the agenda forward