Waitematā District Health Board was recognised in the 2019 CIO Awards, with a win in the category of Business Transformation through Digital and IT for our Leapfrog Programme.
Our Leapfrog Programme fast-tracks projects that will improve the delivery of care in the short-medium term. The programme supports the digital transformation of hospital-based services and aims to provide staff with access to information they need to do their jobs, whenever and wherever.
Our Leapfrog Programme has also resulted in employees' work made easier through improved processes. For example, patients' vital signs are entered electronically via iPads and accessible by doctors remotely. An electronic prescribing system makes 100% of prescriptions legible. It also reduces the time to complete administration and radiology processes. A smartphone-based paging system allows wards to advise doctors about patients and resolve issues rapidly.
Other finalists in this category were:
- Auckland Council
- Foodstuffs North Island
- Watercare Services Limited