Case for Change
Te Manawa Taki is made up of five district health boards – Waikato, Bay of Plenty, Lakes, Hauora Tairāwhiti and Taranaki, who each operate local systems with limited ability to integrate.
The Midland Clinical Portal is an investment from all five Te Manawa Taki DHBs, who consider the MCP as their solution to providing clinicians with seamless access to relevant clinical information while at the same time, standardising processes across DHB borders and health settings.
Our DHBs understand that increasing patient mobility, multi-provider treatment plans and complex clinical pathways create inefficiencies, isolate patient information, carry clinical risk and negatively impact clinicians ability to deliver patient-centred care.
The Investment Logic Map below forms the baseline to measure the effectiveness of this investment by illustrating the barriers clinicians are faced with and how the MCP will add value by minimising, and potentially eliminating these barriers.
The Ministry’s Digital Health Strategic Framework guides the use of digital technologies and data to support a strong and equitable public health system. Like our approach with the MCP, a patient-centred approach underpins this framework. This means the needs of people – health service consumers and health care professionals – drive the design, development and implementation of digital capabilities.
The Ministry of Health has strongly endorsed DHBs to adopt aligned and consistent clinical data repositories and Clinical Workstation (CWS) solutions as regionally implemented electronic platforms, recognising it as a key enabler to integrate and improve the way healthcare is delivered.