The South Island Patient Information Care System


The South Island Patient Information Care System (SI PICS) is becoming the South Island solution for patient management and administration across the five South Island DHBs.

It will connect health workers with coordinated, consistent access to a single region-wide solution, resulting in improved quality and safety systems, and a more streamlined patient journey from the community to the hospital and beyond.

Led by the South Island Alliance Information Services, SI PICS is based on a core principle of providing a safe and efficient health care foundation, flexible enough to meet the ever changing demand of health care services provided across the South Island.

How will it work?

This clinician-driven programme is being developed in close consultation with key people from each of the five South Island 
DHBs working together, including those on the Functionality Design Group, and experts from within the DHBs, called Super Users.
They are working with the South Island Alliance Information Services and system provider Orion Health

SI PICS will not just replace the existing patient administration systems, but embed new and sustainable functionality to provide
greater integration and quality of health care now and in the future.


It will provide access to:

  • Reporting
  • Alerts & allergies
  • Patient transfers
  • Master Patient Index
  • Appointment booking
  • Patient Demographics
  • Waiting list management
  • Record of patient activity
  • Admission/discharges & transfers

Stella Ward from CDHB on the benefits of SI PICS
from South Island Alliance on Vimeo.

Meet the teams

  • Click here to meet the Regional team.
  • Click here to meet the Core Functionality
    Design Group (FDG)
  • Meet some of our Super Users, here.

Click here to see our Frequently Asked Questions

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Click here to view your local SI PICS team's

contact details