HealthIntelligence(MIS100 2009)

HealthIntelligence(MIS100 2009)

2008 ranking: 37

Senior IS executive:
Chris Crooks, general manager, HIQ corporate Reports to: Ken Whelan, CEO, Capital and Coast DHB

Size of IS shop: 130

PCs: 2200

Mobile PCs: 200

Terminals: 300

Hand-held devices: -

Total screens: 2700

Industry: Health and community services

PC environment: HP; Wyse; Windows 95, 98, NT, XP

Server environment: HP; AIX; Netware; VMS (Digital); Windows 2000, 2003, NT

DBMS: Access, Filemaker Pro, Informix, Oracle, Paradox, SQL, Sybase

Address: Ewart Hospital, Coromandel Street, Wellington


Key IS projects this year: Not disclosed.

Taranaki and Capital and Coast DHBs have established Health Intelligence (HIQ) to provide information and communications technology and support services to the two organisations.

The Taranaki and Capital and Coast DHBs face considerable challenges in providing information services to their stakeholders. Both District Health Boards recognise the need to contain costs and to make the most effective use of limited resources. They recognise that significant economies and efficiencies are possible by sharing skills, resources and experience and by adopting a common approach to information infrastructure and systems.

HealthIntelligence provides an organisational model extensible to include other Health Service Providers. There is potential for DHBs and other Health Services Providers to develop shared business services and shared clinical services arrangements.

Chris Crooks is general manager, HIQ corporate. As Crooks was unavailable for comment at the time the MIS 100 went to press, this profile has been compiled using the best information available.

Key ICT projects for 2008 included a new Infrastructure Programme comprised of a core infrastructure refresh, and disaster recovery and CCDHB New Regional Hospital new infrastructure requirements. An Electronic Health Record Programme involving continued web portal development, digital clinical information capture and allied health services integration was significant.

In keeping with the quest for an identity management strategy, last year previous general manager HIQ Pat McShane said, “Identity management and information management are increasingly strategic topics as information exchange across entities becomes a more desirable activity.”

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