Harnessing technology for clinical change
Ensuring the Te Manawa Taki (Midland) region derives maximum value from its information and communications technology (ICT) investments helps ensure secure, reliable services that enable business change and deliver on regional outcomes.
Two teams have been established to enable the delivery and ongoing management of Midland regional ICT services:
- Regional Information Services (IS) – ICT strategy and planning for regional services and capabilities, delivery of the Midland Regional Information Services Plan (excluding eSPACE) and ongoing management of regional IS services; and
- eSPACE – Tasked with delivering the Midland Clinical Portal (MCP).
The Regional IS team is responsible for facilitating the delivery and development of selected ICT services through a regional coordinated services model. Under this model:
- HealthShare maintains the regional architectural roadmap.
- Individual services are delivered by an external service provider, normally one of the Midland Region District Health Boards (DHBs), but in some instances a third party supplier.
- Each DHB can elect whether or not they take up any particular service.
- Each participating DHB funds a proportion of the service providers costs, based on a pre-agreed population-based funding model.
- HealthShare acts as the commercial hub by contracting for the provision of any third party goods/services required, in addition to managing the contracts with each of the DHBs.
- Each DHB is responsible for the delivery of local IS and business responsibilities related to regional IS services as defined in the Service Level Agreement.
- Each DHB is responsible for delivery of their own local IS services.
You can find out more about our work by viewing the 2018/2019 Workplan.