Health Connect South

Health Connect South will provide South Island-based clinical staff with a single repository for patient clinical records, streamlining and simplifying access to patient information. This will significantly support improved safety and quality in the region's health care provision.

A single system across the South Island ensures that patients and their clinical information are more easily transferred and accessed throughout the district. 

How is it working?

Clinical staff, and patients, in Canterbury, South Canterbury and West Coast District Health Boards are already benefiting from this innovative solution from the South Island Alliance Information Services. 

Health Connect South captures patient documentation and stores it in a patient-centric way, giving clinicians a single overview of medical history within a secure environment.

The clinically-led solution also aggregates information from other underlying systems into one clinical workstation. This will eventually become accessible across the region. 

This regional, single clinical workstation will provide a single point to access patient information delivering greater efficiencies and supporting improved quality health care.


Clinicians will have access to... 

  • results,
  • reports,
  • encounters,
  • search and display clinical documentation,
  • laboratory results,
  • via one workstation!

In the news

The IS SLA has already supported the successful implementation within Canterbury, South Canterbury and West Coast DHBs.  It is expected to be operational in Nelson Marlborough DHB late 2015, while for Southern DHB early 2016. Read more here.