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Wait a minute: digital tools will help us crack the health targets

FEATURE - Industry Innovation Article - Orion Health

Four out of five of the new health targets set by the New Zealand government are focused on reducing wait times for medical support. The focus is on faster access to cancer treatment, to specialist assessments, to emergency department care, and to elective treatments.

We know long wait times can be terrible for patients, and the stakes are high when their lives might depend on them. So, of course, these are highly commendable targets. But will they improve population healthcare alone? New efficiencies in a strained health system are desperately needed.

 

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