Our Device Advice newsletter is published every 2 months for Te Whatu Ora hospital staff, suppliers, and consumer health organisations, but anyone can subscribe.
From the latest issue...
Progressing our approach with Te Whatu Ora
We are progressing our work towards a nationally managed hospital medical devices list by 2025. Our goal remains to drive better value for medical device investment and management, such as by cataloguing and standardising contractual terms for thousands of devices.
Following the Health Reforms, a particular focus for us is building our relationship with Te Whatu Ora while we complete the list. Building on each other's strengths and developing an integrated approach is, and will continue to be, important. We've been discussing with them areas of significant overlap between our two agencies, such as devices procurement, category management, health technology assessment, and clinical advice.
To deliver the best health outcomes for Aotearoa New Zealand, we need to be responsive and adapt to the new health and disability landscape. We're looking at what we can bring forward to support Te Whatu Ora in its operations and goals in the nearer term, and will have more to share about what’s next for devices in the next issue of Device Advice.