Josh Forman at Slightly Left of Centre has another ripper of a yarn, and what I am enjoying seeing is his willingness to call minister’s offices, and SOE CEOs for comment.
He also looks like he is working some very good sources. He should be encouraged because he is actually running stories without any vitriol and just looking at facts.
His latest post looks at the rumours floating around about CRISP.
Slightly Left of Centre can reveal this afternoon, again as a result of another National caucus leak, that the Health Minister Jonathan Coleman is set to cut yet another Tony Ryall initiative.
CRISP, which standsÂ Central Region Information Systems Plan is an initiative ofÂ Central Technical Advisory Services Ltd (TAS),Â which according to its websiteÂ âis a joint venture company, established in 2001 and owned by the sixÂ Central Region District Health BoardsÂ (DHBs) to provide support and services, undertaking:regional planning; implementing regional programmes of work; hosting regional groups and forums; and ensuring the compliance of contracted health service providers.â
The CRISP initiative has the following stated goal:
OneÂ Patient Record
For every Clinician
At Every Facility
Across the Central Region
This initiative, in the words of those who have been employed to set it up, was meant to provide a shared database of all information relevant toÂ everyÂ Clinician atÂ everyÂ facility across the entire situation. Â Â Read more »