30 Apr 2020

Health sector should ask Air NZ to design IT system

From Midday Report, 12:19 pm on 30 April 2020

An Otago University academic says Air New Zealand could help New Zealand's health sector sort out its outdated IT systems. 

One of the problems that's hindered the country's Covid-19 response has been that our District Health Boards use different IT systems, meaning their data cannot be easily shared, slowing down contact tracing efforts and making it harder to provide a national picture of the response. 

Professor Robin Gauld is the co-director of the University of Otago's Centre for Health Systems and Technology.

He speaks to Māni Dunlop.