A more sustainable health system for all New Zealanders
Rise in aging population
INCREASING CLINICAL COSTS
Rise in demand for healthcare
HBL was created to help the health sector better meet these challenges by working together.
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Information Services - National Infrastructure Platform
With 40 data centres working in isolation at local and regional levels, and $60 - 70 million being spent every year on IT infrastructure, DHBs stand to benefit from a National Infrastructure Platform.
DHBs collectively have assets worth about $5 billion, which need to be insured against a range of risks including fire and natural disasters. To replace them at current prices would cost about $12.4 billion.
When all DHBs moved to one bank, they reduced administration costs and collectively gain $4 million a year through lower fees and higher interest payments. Money they can now invest in frontline healthcare.
Achievements to date
HBL-assisted initiatives are estimated to have saved the health sector $98.6 million in the 2012/13 financial year and $213.5 million overall since forming in 2010.