Delany new health info chief

Waitemata District Health Board's first CIO, Ray Delany, has become group manager of the New Zealand Health Information Service.

Waitemata District Health Board’s first CIO, Ray Delany, has become group manager of the New Zealand Health Information Service.

Delany leaves the Auckland-based health board to be the service’s top IT man after three years at Waitemata.

His time there involved projects such as implementing an Oracle ERP application suite, standardising the organisation’s desktop and server architectures and starting to implement iSoft’s PiMS patient management system.

The NZHIS looks after national information systems such as the National Health Index, the national minimum data sets and other health data.

The service is producing a new technology plan designed to improve health information, on which Delany will be working with chief adviser Mike Rillstone, who is also newly appointed.

Delany’s interim successor at Waitemata is acting CIO Joanne Bos. The board will appoint a successor within the next few months.

Bos has eight years’ IT experience, including management roles at Fisher & Paykel and Air New Zealand. She was previously the board’s applications and technical support manager.

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