Canterbury DHB seeks database

Canterbury District Health Board is seeking expressions of interest in a system that will allow its IS department to manage all its work from one database.

Canterbury District Health Board is seeking expressions of interest in a system that will allow its IS department to manage all its work from one database.

It’s not that the present work management system, Infra, isn’t up to the task, deputy CIO Mark Henare says, but “we’d like to see what else is out there”.

The department requires a system that will enable it to manage both project development and break-fix tasks from the one database.

“Across the department we have a number of managers who run their own database and we’d like to make sure we have one database to make sure we can manage everything.

“Infra has that capability, as far as we can tell, but if there’s a product that’s superior, we’ll look at it.”

Henare says putting out a call for expressions of interest doesn’t mean the health board is committed to changing vendors.

“Our incumbent vendor will be a major part of the exercise.”

The IS department manages 80 servers, 2500 desktops and applications including Sysmex Delphic for lab information, Homer for patient management and several versions of Windows.

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