Senior IS executive: Johan Vendrig, CIO Reports to: Chief executive offi cer
Size of IS shop: 335
Mobile PCs: 300
Hand-held devices: 200
Total screens: 5900
Industry: Health and community services
PC environment: Windows XP, HP
Server environment: Windows, HP
DBMS: Oracle, SQL
Address: Building 10, Gate 3, Greenlane Hospital, Auckland
Key IS projects this year: Radiology orders; e-referrals; content
management; clinical engineering; business intelligence.
CHARGED WITH PROVIDING health services to one of New Zealand’s
largest health service areas, the Auckland District Health Board (ADHB)
aims to improve health outcomes for its population and maximise
productivity with available health funding.
The ADHB Information Management and Technology Service (IMTS)
has approximately 335 staff spread over a variety of services including
Patient Information Services, Information and Communications Technology,
Application Support and Decision Support Services.
Since the newly integrated structure was put in place in 2007, the team
continues to focus on improvement of patient and management information
across services and providers. A key component is the recent
implementation of new ITIL-based processes, which has improved both
quality and visibility of customer service delivery.
CIO Johan Vendrig says this effort is expected to continue throughout 2008.
A joint, information- planning exercise across the four DHBs in the Northern Region,
will provide direction for integration and exchange of patient information
across all healthcare providers. Business Intelligence also remains high
on the agenda in 2008, with ongoing investment in data warehousing
and reporting technology and content.
Improved access to corporate information and the need to comply
with the Public Records Act are driving all DHBs to invest in improved
document and content management technologies.
Planning for a number of large initiatives took place in 2007. Electronic
radiology orders, patient referrals, content management, contact
management and tracing, regional data repositories and production
planning are all nearing business case approval, with 2008 seeing a peak
of project implementation activity, says Vendrig.
Various telecommunication service contracts have been rolled over
in 2007 in favour of a more thorough review of telecommunications
requirements in 2008 and 2009.