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Health needs re-engineering from the top down (or bottom up?)

Ernie Newman. 13 November 2017, 11:59 am
Health needs re-engineering from the top down (or bottom up?)

Health IT is often seen as an area of tech that has underperformed versus potential. Health IT consultant Ernie Newman takes a look at the health sector, what went wrong, and what could be done to sort it out.

According to Ernie, the health system is broken in so many ways. It is trapped in a 1980s service delivery model, way too complex for a country with 4.5 million people, underfunded, and riddled with waste. Silos abound. Inefficiency, with wasted opportunity, is endemic. The customer interface to health services hasn't changed for a century.

So why does large scale modernisation elude health services? Here's his considered view.

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Gibbons Lectures to focus on health IT

Paul Brislen. 21 April 2016, 2:03 pm
Gibbons Lectures to focus on health IT

The Gibbons Lectures, run my the Auckland University Computer Science dept in association with IITP, will focus this year on IT and its use in the health sector. Topics include modelling human physiology, understanding the genome, the evolution of medical scanning and the use of IT in improving management of chronic illnesses.

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Hot News in IT This Week

Paul Brislen. 07 October 2015, 1:54 pm

Apple's "Other OS" El Capitan launches... Orion gets the boot... Health Startup Weekend kicks off... NZ's mobile broadband fastest in the world, says report

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Hot News in IT this week

Simon Eskow. 12 December 2014, 12:11 pm

Highlights of news from New Zealand and around the world, including:

Privacy authorities from 23 countries plead for transparency in app markets. ...Final 94 students selected from 600 in Microsoft…

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Hot News in IT this week

Simon Eskow. 05 December 2014, 10:58 am

Highlights of news from New Zealand and around the world, including:

University of Auckland's Nanogirl closes super year with big prize for championing all things science, including programming and…

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Hot News in IT this week

Simon Eskow. 28 November 2014, 7:00 am

Highlights of news from New Zealand and around the world, including:

Dunedin takes Gigatown award, but runner-up Wanaka unfazed. ...Students win in Codeworx Raspberry Pi competition and Orion gets …

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Hot News in IT this week

Simon Eskow. 21 November 2014, 7:00 am

Highlights of news from New Zealand and around the world, including:

Surveys give hint to companies' tech priorities in 2015, and the skills that will be in demand. ...Candace Kinser takes lead rol…

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Hot News in IT this week

Simon Eskow. 14 November 2014, 7:00 am

Highlights of news from New Zealand and around the world, including:

Summer of Tech reports highest number of women taking paid internships since programme started in 2006. ...Voyager tops NZ Deloi…

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Hot News in IT this week

Simon Eskow. 07 November 2014, 7:00 am

Highlights of news from New Zealand and around the world, including:

Report shows Kiwi SMEs have increased their use of social media and websites for business. ...At least one Telco is on the verge…

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Opportunities for kiwi Health IT in South America

Paul Matthews. 18 November 2013, 2:41 pm

Institute of IT Professionals CEO Paul Matthews recently completed a trip to Chile, in South America, to look at Health IT in the region. The trip was part of an Executive MBA programme with the Unive…

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Telehealth pilot in the Bay of Plenty

Sarah Putt. 11 November 2013, 1:31 pm

Telehealth is redefining the way people interact with health services and can contribute enormously to how individuals manage their own health. That's according to Ernie Newman, project facilitator of…

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