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Hira future uncertain

NEWS - editor Rebecca McBeth

New Zealand’s flagship health information sharing programme, Hira, is finishing on 30 June with no money committed to fund further tranches.

Health New Zealand Te Whatu Ora says it is considering which aspects of the Hira programme can continue in some way through use of baseline funding.

The May Budget recalled more than $330 million earmarked for data and digital health initiatives over the next five years, including funding for Hira tranche two.

The Vote Health document talks about “rephasing” of the Hira programme and says more than $43 million was carried forward from 2022/23 to 2023/24 only for funding to deliver the Cyber Security programme and Hira tranche 1.

Health Minister Shane Reti says the Government recognises the need to invest in data and digital.

“I am assured that Health New Zealand will continue to progress the recent gains they have made in the sharing of health information amongst consumers and service providers,” he tells eHealthNews.

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