Health policy is defined as the decisions, plans, and actions undertaken to achieve specific health care goals within society. Our services include the development, monitoring and evaluation and reporting of health policies, plans and programmes. This includes providing evidence-based health and social policy advice to the Executive to inform planning, service delivery and decision making.
Health information systems (HIS) refers to our systems for managing health data and translating it into information that can be used to inform decision making and educate our communities. Examples of HIS include patient information systems used to record information on patients including medical records, lab test results, appointments and payments and billing.
There are six components to a well-functioning HIS, that includes:
Medical negligence litigation is one of the highest risks to clinicians’ for their practice, career and reputation. There are long lead times to develop highly skilled and competent clinicians such as doctors and nurses to ensure patients receive the highest quality of care.
The top five medico-legal risks include:
Our aims are to:
Communications is a tool for delivering Te Marae Ora’s mission of improving the health status of people living in the Cook Islands through the provision of information, advice and guidance to key audiences with the aim of protecting the health of individuals, families and their communities. Through public relations, we aim to build mutually beneficial relationships between Te Marae Ora, other health sector stakeholders and our communities. We aim to use our communication platforms to tell the health story and share information on how to change our lives for the better. We also aim to use our platform to mitigate misinformation that could damage Te Marae Ora’s image and reputation.