Health Integration Team | Northland DHB

Health Integration Team

Connecting Northland through collaboration and change.  This department aims to enable and lead change and innovation through integrated partnerships across the Northland health system.

The overall objective is to achieve wellbeing and equity through sustainable and integrated healthcare.


Health Integration Project Delivery Team

This team of Programme Managers, Project Managers and Project Support is focused on the delivery of a number of key programmes and projects.  The team has extensive expertise in programme management, project management, change management and research and evaluation and work closely together to leverage off one anothers skills.


Northland Health Strategy

Northland’s new health strategy is currently under development, which will set the direction to improve the health of Northlanders and reduce inequities.  Further information can be found here


Health and Social Care Co-ordination (HSCC) Programme

This programme aims to integrate the care of patients and their carers, particularly those with long term conditions and complex social care requirements, across primary, secondary and community-based health and social care services. The HSCC programme includes five interlinked projects with goals that are related to workforce capacity and capability and service delivery re-design. Further information can be found here


Telehealth and Mobility Programme

Telehealth enables increased access to specialist services as well as linking remote clinical teams via videoconferencing. In Northland it is utilised for outpatient clinics, linking rural acute services for urgent patient transfers, linking multi-disciplinary teams and for education. The recent arrival of Zoom as the Northern regions telehealth tool of choice has meant far greater versatility and potential for scale and we are looking to grow our existing services, pursue greater integration with primary care and support services to clinical teams in the community as well as patients in the home.

Mobility in the context of this programme is, the access to clinical information and data communications from mobile devices either within the hospital or in the community. In its relatively early stages at Northland DHB we are supporting our business teams in utilising this capability and working with our regional IT provider to establish the necessary platforms and technical environment.



Latest Team News

Jan 2020 - Northland’s new health strategy is currently under development.  Have your say.

Oct 2019 -  Telehealth links Rural Northland directly to Whangarei ICU

Sept 2019 – Whānau Tahi reaches 7000 Shared Care Plans 

May 2019 - New technology allows dentists to see patients remotely in the region with a high rate of tooth decay in children.

Apr 2019 - Teledentistry trialled in Northland

Apr 2019Partnership helps Nurses on the spot

Mar 2019 - Whānau Tahi (Electronic Shared Care Plans) – Stories from a GP

Aug 2018 - Whānau Tahi (Electronic Shared Care Plans) – Some Feedback from our Pharmacists

Aug 2018 - Whānau Tahi (Electronic Shared Care Plans) – From a Health Navigator


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