We have particular expertise in health IT, with solutions that work across the continuum of care from hospitals and community clinics to telemedicine and home care.
We are a world leader in health informatics, having initiated our National Health Index more than 20 years ago, allowing clinical information to be transferred between agencies and linked for monitoring, research and reporting.
More recently, systems have been introduced to allow fast, secure sharing of medical information between hospitals, laboratories, radiology services and general practitioners.
New Zealand is also known for its expertise in medical technologies, which are developed at the convergence of life sciences, technology and engineering disciplines. Here we have been able to leverage our strengths in biological and medical sciences, niche manufacturing, information technology and the development of specialised electronics, to get the most from this cross-over.