- 29 June, 2008 22:00
Senior IS executive: Pat McShane, general manager Reports to: HealthIntelligence Board
Size of IS shop: 106
Mobile PCs: 188
Hand-held devices: 139
Total screens: 3437
PC environment: Windows XP, 2000, NT; HP; Wyse
Server environment: HP, Novell, VMS, Windows 2000
DBMS: Oracle, SQL, Sybase
Address: Coromandel Street, Newtown, Wellington
Key IS projects this year: Infrastructure refresh; disaster recovery
capability; testing capability; electronic health record upgrades and
new functionality; business intelligence; FMIS; clinical data repositories;
telecommunications and VoIP.
IT’S A BUSY year ahead for outsource health ICT services provider
HealthIntelligence. Key ICT projects for 2008 include a new Infrastructure
Programme comprised of a core infrastructure refresh,
disaster recovery and CCDHB New Regional Hospital’s new infrastructure
An Electronic Health Record Programme involving continued web
portal development, digital clinical information
capture and allied health services integration will be significant and
time consuming this year, as will an Identity Management Programme.
Pat McShane, general manager HealthIntelligence says ICT provides
flexible and reliable systems for HealthIntelligence customers and
improves effi ciencies. Improved service delivery through upgraded and
rationalised infrastructure, process improvement through greater ITIL
adoption, along with enhancements in monitoring and management
toolsets are current objectives.
Challenges include managing organisational and process change within
funding constraints, availability of quality personnel and fi nding business
partners with complementary capabilities.
McShane says collaboration within the health sector is critical and an
obstacle is the need to react to local needs, whist balancing the considerations
of regional or national drivers and priorities. The approach of
HealthIntelligence is to deliver solutions that are designed with sector
collaboration and scalability in mind from day one.
HealthIntelligence is looking at enhanced web portal information,
alongside more effective enterprise integration to make accessing
multiple information sources seamless and simple for users. Enterprise
workfl ow tools will be developed to support key business processes
alongside business intelligence initiatives.