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Benefits of moving to a Regionalised Business System

There are many reasons for moving to a shared care model, including that the IT systems of some District Health Boards are so old they can no longer be supported.

Benefits to the Central Region include:

For patients

  • Improved health as diagnoses and treatments are based on a more complete understanding of their condition, regardless of who they are, where or when.

For clinicians

  • Less time spent on admin and more time with patients.
  • Instant information sharing.
  • Less risk of making a clinical mistake with 24/7 access to up-to-date and complete information.
  • Easier to move between different Central Region locations as all use the same systems.

For administrators

  • Quicker and easier to schedule patient treatments as booking systems are online and in real time across the region.
  • Seamless transfer of patient information between services within a DHB and regionally.

For hospitals

  • Reduced operating costs as diagnostics are less likely to be repeated because results can't be accessed.
  • Economies of scale in purchasing and maintaining IT infrastructure and systems collectively.
  • Improved business continuity in the event of a disaster.
  • More efficient patient administration.
  • Patient self service capability.
  • More satisfied customers.