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New Zealand

New Zealand is represented to SNOMED International by the Ministry of Health.  The Ministry of Health works as policy advisor, legislator, regulator and funder. Our main responsibilities are:

  • Strategy, policy and system performance - provide expert advice to government on improving the health of New Zealanders, reducing inequalities, and increasing participation and independence
  • Lead nationwide planning, coordination and collaboration across the health sector
  • Monitor and improve the performance of health sector Crown entities and District Health Boards, which are responsible for the health of their local communities
  • Fund and purchase health and disability support services on behalf of the government
  • Service Ministers’ offices and ministerial advisory committees
  • Administer and monitor service agreements and payments for health benefits
  • Collect and analyze health information
  • Administer legislation and regulations

As the National Release Centre of New Zealand, the Ministry of Health is be responsible for distributing and managing SNOMED CT® in New Zealand, and will develop and maintain content specific to New Zealand.

For more information about the New Zealand SNOMED CT Release Centre, please click here


2015/2016 Update

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