Information and communication technology (ICT) is essential for promoting access to health services and quality health information.
We are working to lift our ICT infrastructure so it is fit and relevant for the 21st century. This requires a significant investment in new servers, software and hardware. This also requires integrating health information systems, and preparing to move Te Marae Ora onto a new patient information management system. These changes are essential for Te Marae Ora to provide additional services on Rarotonga and the Pa Enua through remote consultations and telehealth initiatives. It will also enable our clinicians in the Cook Islands to liaise with clinicians in New Zealand to review clinical notes on patients and inform quality patient care.