Counties Manukau DHB

Shared Care for Primary Maternity Services:

Counties Manukau District Health Board wanted to improve the delivery of shared care maternity services based on new guidelines, and increase the involvement of general practice in shared care maternity services in order to ensure that the service is readily available to patients.

Accordingly, new technology was needed that supports both of these goals.

I used my knowledge of technology within primary care to define the user requirements and technology architecture that would meet the needs of both general practitioners, midwives, and the maternity specialist services at the hospital.

This project included preparing a privacy impact report and business case.

I am currently project managing the implementation of this new system which went live in December 2010.