Thursday, November 13, 2008

NZ e-Health System

The NZ Ministry of Health has issued a Request for Proposal for a " Identity Data Service Solution" for identification of patients and doctors. The RFP includes a detailed 117 page document detailing the information needed in the system and standards to be used. The requirement appears very similar to the $165M project for e-health standards in Australia. However, there appears to be no mention of the Australian work in the NZ tender. It would seem sensible for Australian and NZ to use compatible e-health systems.

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