Auckland’s three district health boards have chosen a single mental health clinical solution, which will be provided by Intrahealth.
The Auckland, Waitemata and Counties Manukau boards decided in 2004 to work toward a single solution, partly because patients tend to be highly mobile.
Intrahealth won the business after a tender process. The project is valued at $2 million over five years, with $1.1 million for an initial licence.
Earlier versions of the solution have been deployed at Auckland and Waitemata. Initially, it will be implemented at the three DHBs, and in phase 2 integrated with non-government organisations and primary providers.
“It’s a nationally significant project and the first large-scale regional clinical solution,” says Intrahealth chief operating officer Tom Donnelly. “The Minister of Health has keen interest in the project.”
The completed development of the solution is scheduled for late 2007, with implementation to begin late in the first quarter or early in the second of 2008.