HISAC health IT group still in limbo

All members of HISAC, except chairman, had their terms end in February

The future of the government’s lead health IT strategy group, the Health Information Strategy Committee (HISAC), is still in limbo.

HISAC is a ministerial advisory committee established to provide governance, oversight and leadership for the implementation of the Health Information Strategy for New Zealand.

All members of HISAC, bar the chairman of the infrastructure committee, Graeme Osborne, had their terms end in February. A Cabinet paper was subsequently prepared outlining options for the future of HISAC.

Computerworld had been told that new terms of reference were likely, but that Cabinet had still to approve those and the new appointments. That was supposed to happen last Monday but didn’t. Health minister David Cunliffe was said to be still considering some of the proposed appointees.

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