Auckland District Health Board

Auckland District Health Board

2007 ranking: 25

Senior IS executive: Johan Vendrig, CIO Reports to: Chief executive offi cer

Size of IS shop: 335

PCs: 5400

Mobile PCs: 300

Terminals: 0

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.

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