Victoria's Whole of Health ICT strategy 2009-13
The Victorian health sector information, communication and technology (ICT) vision and framework, 2009-13 sets the strategic direction for ICT for the Victorian public health sector. The vision was developed through consultation across the sector, at state and national levels. The vision builds on the 2003 HealthSMART Strategy and will inform future investment. It has been developed with a clear understanding of the national health and hospital reform agenda. Victoria intends to be a part of that reform and to effectively leverage its existing ICT investment and capability.
The demand for health services is continuously being driven by population growth, population ageing and the increasing burden of chronic disease. This is challenging the way services need to be delivered. As the Premier has observed in Next steps in Australian health reform (June 2008)
- "The reform that could have the greatest impact on integration of care is the development of better e-health infrastructure…e-health initiatives also put greater information in the hands of the consumer, allowing them to make better decisions about their care needs and the services they receive."
The vision is ambitious and will require a sustained commitment but the benefits will help to keep Victoria at the forefront of the delivery of health services and high quality care.
If you would like further information regarding this project, please contact:
Dr. Andrew Howard
Chief Information Officer
03 9651 7215