RE Official Information Act request CDHB 10145 and WCDHB 9324
I refer to your email dated 24 June 2019 sent to the Ministry of Health which they subsequently transferred to us on 10 July 2019 requesting the following information under the Official Information Act from Canterbury DHB and West Coast DHB regarding Electronic Health Records. Specifically:
- I am researching the impact of information technology investment in health across New Zealand in regards to its impact on access and equity of access to health care. This is with the hypothesis that integrated electronic health records support and promote access to essential health care for the New Zealand population. To achieve this, I shall be taking advantage of discontinuities in the stages at which General Practices and District Health Boards have implemented electronic health records. As such, I am requesting whether each respective DHB and GP have implemented an electronic health record. (For ease of the request, I have attached an excel template with the required information).