16 Jun 2020

Clinicians demand update of hospital IT systems

From Morning Report, 8:10 am on 16 June 2020

A group of 360 clinicians have written to the Director General of Health demanding progress be made on updating the country's hospital IT systems.

A recent stocktake of DHBs found $2.3 billion is needed to address the "ageing","slow" and "not fit for purpose" technology.

The group says patient care is being hindered by the country's "large technological debt".

Dr Ruth Large is one of the co-chairs of the Clinical Informatics Leadership Network and a senior doctor at Waikato DHB.