Size of IS shop: 25
Mobile PCs: 300
Hand-held devices: 1200
Total screens: 2942
Industry: Health and community services
PC environment: HP, Windows XP
Server environment: Dell; HP; Windows 2000, 2003
Address: Maunu House, Maunu Road, Whangarei
Key IS projects this year: Continue the upgrades of the clinical systems that was begun in 2009; Upgrades to security and storage infrastructure; Refresh of clinical protocols on intranet; a range of initiatives towards further integration of the health information and the information services across the Northland district and the Northern Region.
The Northland District Health Board (NDHB) IS department services multiple sites throughout Northland, including at Whangarei, Kaitaia, Kawakawa, Dargaville, Kaikohe and Kerikeri. This year will see a continuation of the upgrade of the DHB’s clinical systems that began last year, as well as upgrades to
security and storage infrastructure.
A refresh of clinical protocols on the DHB’s intranet, and implementation of a range of initiatives toward further integration of health information and information services across the Nortland district and the Northern region, will round out the key focus areas for 2010.
“The northern region information strategy RIS10-20 underpins the development of a person-centred model of care, and better, sooner, more convenient healthcare. The strategy, which has been endorsed by the four Northern Region District Health Boards, covers person-centred health information, population health
information, knowledge management, workforce information, business information and IT infrastructure and services,” explains Darren Manley, director information services for Northland DHB. “The DHB takes an integrated approach to planning to ensure resource and investment decisions are made wisely. We will progress our strategic priorities within the context of the RIS10-20 and the health sector reforms.”
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