Rebecca McBeth

Rebecca McBeth is the Editor of

By Rebecca McBeth 01:50 am March 25, 2019
Unsigned prescriptions are now legal when created with an electronic system that is integrated with the New Zealand e-Prescription Service (NZePS
By Rebecca McBeth 02:27 am March 18, 2019
A group of Kiwi clinicians with a passion for technology driving changes in healthcare has created a Clinical Informatics Leadership Network.

Hutt Valley DHB former chief information officer Valley Shayne Hunter speaking at HiNZ 2018. Credit:

By Rebecca McBeth 01:51 am March 13, 2019
Hutt Valley District Health Board (DHB) is using robots to process the 24,000 e-referrals it receives every year. Hutt Valley DHB is based in Lower Hutt, and covers an area including Upper Hutt, Wainuiomata and Eastbourne, located in the Wellington region of New Zealand.
By Rebecca McBeth 02:13 am March 05, 2019
Southern District Health Board (DHB) in New Zealand has kicked off its Digital Health Maturity Models project with the Ministry of Health.
By Rebecca McBeth 12:39 am February 28, 2019
The Palmerston North-based Health Hub Project in New Zealand is aiming to reduce health inequities and increase access to care with the help of artificial intelligence, machine learning and blockchain.

Associate Charge Nurse Ange Hay, Dr Yih Harng Chong and Geriatrics Advanced Trainee Matthew Johnson use the MIYA platform to view patient flow through the Palmerston North Hospital STAR 2 ward. Credit: Alcidion.

By Rebecca McBeth 03:13 am February 20, 2019
A patient-flow system implemented at MidCentral District Health Board (DHB) in New Zealand is helping to streamline patient journeys through Palmerston North Hospital and allowing clinical staff to view important patient information at the bedside.

The Empiric app logo.

By Rebecca McBeth 10:32 pm February 06, 2019
An antibiotic prescribing app developed at Capital and Coast District Health Board (DHB) has improved doctors’ adherence to prescribing guidelines.
By Rebecca McBeth 03:47 am January 31, 2019
An implementation plan for a nationally consistent Electronic Oral Health Record (EOHR) will be presented to the country’s 20 district health board (DHB) chief executives by the middle of this year.

Above: A screengrab of ProCare's website home page.

By Rebecca McBeth 10:22 pm January 21, 2019
New Zealand’s largest primary health organisation (PHO), ProCare, has selected Indici after a year-long practice management system (PMS) review.

Above: A screengrab of the Northland DHB Health Need Assessment homepage.

By Rebecca McBeth 01:58 am January 17, 2019
Northland District Health Board (DHB), which is based in Whangarei and covering the northernmost part of the North Island in New Zealand, has launched a web-based interactive version of the Health Needs Assessment (HN

The Daily Brief Newsletter