New Zealand Ministry of Health has selected Microsoft cloud services to advance country’s electronic health service systems. Microsoft Azure, Dynamics CRM online and Office 365 have all met the Ministry’s requirements for online personal health storage.
The decision has gained support from some of New Zealand’s leading health tech industry experts. Scott Arrol, chief executive of New Zealand Health IT (NZHIT), believes the decision will enable providers and partners to use advanced technologies to deliver enhanced services to all New Zealanders.
“At the same time, the Microsoft cloud will provide another important platform with which to operate their business models, develop and deploy innovative solutions for the local and international markets and advance this country’s ability to be a leader in the delivery of high quality, responsive and personalised health outcomes,” Arrol says.
“The local health tech sector has already been rapidly adopting the public cloud to develop futuristic solutions, but until the announcements this week have only been able to sell those solutions in international markets,” says Gabe Rijpma, Senior Director of Health and Social Services Asia at Microsoft.
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