South Island Alliance Information Services showcased at HiNZ

19 Nov 2015

Visitors to the Canterbury Health System and South Island Alliance exhibition stand at the recent 2015 Health Informatics New Zealand (HiNZ) conference got a taste of how healthcare technology innovations are shaping up for the future.

Regional Innovations including the South Island Patient Information Care System (SI PICS) (a close up of SI PICS on the patient journey is pictured below), HealthOne (formerly eSCRV), eReferrals/ ERMS and Health Connect South (HCS), plus a further five solutions ranging from patient portal to, were incorporated in an engaging visual display that charted the patient journey of fictional patient ‘Agnes’.

The display, which looks like a board game, shows Agnes moving from primary to secondary to community care to achieve wellbeing while being supported through each stage by one or more of the innovations.

This was a high level view of the whole of system, and for those who wanted more detail the exhibition stand contained several iPads with a presentation on each innovation (as below).


Canterbury DHB Corporate Communications Team Leader, Mick O'Donnell says the stand was a great success in portraying the South Island Alliance whole-of-system approach to healthcare.

"People liked that it was simple and patient centred, and that they could look deeper into the solutions that interested them at their own pace by viewing the iPads presentations.

"General feedback about the HINZ display was that it was colourful and intrigued people enough for them to engage with us", he said.

The display was also featured in the Canterbury DHB Design Lab, where guests were invited to attend sessions for a short demo or presentation plus Q&As about the various solutions. All sessions were fully booked with approximately 250 people visiting the lab over two days.

The patient journey imagery will remain in the lab until the end of the year. To visit the lab and get an interesting visual portrayal of the whole-of-system vision, contact Canterbury DHB’s Heather Manson on 03 364 0196. Health workers, particularly clinicians and clerical staff, from across the region are encouraged to visit the lab. 






Pictured right: visitors to the Canterbury DHB Design Lab view Agnes’ fictional patient journey, as Andrew Hall (seated) discusses the benefits of the whole-of-system approach as well as specifics of some of the solutions.