23 Aug 2011

Electronic health records tipped within 3 years

8:11 am on 23 August 2011

Every person in New Zealand could have an electronic health record within three years.

Radio New Zealand's health correspondent says it's one of the ways the health sector is using information technology to improve patient care.

Further innovations being rolled out include making it easier to get prescriptions filled and the instantaneous transfer of patient records from one family doctor to another.