A new step in the health IT progress in New Zealand will take place after the announcement of formation of National Health IT board. The board will replace the Health Information Strategy Advisory Committee (HISAC). The board will be responsible for managing health IT projects and plans in New Zealand.
Among the first processes to be carried out by the National Health IT board will be carrying out with the National IT health plan for New Zealand. Work on that project started last year by revising of the Health Information Strategy in New Zealand from 2006 to 2010. The project will help all sections of heath care for better performance. There is an objective to be accomplished; by 2014 all population in New Zealand should be having shared health information system.
The National health IT board will be managed by the former ACC general manager information management Graeme Osborne. It will be reporting to the national health board. It will receive feedbacks from several organizations including the Quality Improvement Committee, a consumer forum set up by HISAC and a new clinical leadership group of 25 doctors.