The clinicians treating that patient could access their medical information a lot quicker, which in extreme circumstances, could be life-saving,Frank Rawlinson, WDHBWhanganui District Health Board (WDHB) has gone live with a regional Clinical Portal system that will enable single access to a patients\u2019 core health information across the region. The Orion Health Clinical Portal is part of the Regional Health Informatics Programme - a programme of work across the Central Region DHBs \u2013 which supports the National Health IT Board\u2019s vision of a national, shared health information model. WDHB chief medical officer Frank Rawlinson says to have the WDHB go live with the new Clinical Portal system is a significant step to enabling Whanganui\u2019s clinicians to share patient information more efficiently with their colleagues at MidCentral, Hawkes Bay, Wairarapa, Hutt Valley and Capital Coast DHBs. \u201cHaving all Central Region DHBs using the regional Clinical Portal will mean if a Whanganui patient has an accident or medical event that sees them admitted to another hospital in the Central Region, the clinicians treating that patient could access their medical information a lot quicker, which in extreme circumstances, could be life-saving,\u201d says Rawlinson. Orion Health General Manager, New Zealand, Kate Reid says the programme is a game-changer for the health sector because the single portal allows clinicians to view, edit and collaborate on a shared care record across regions. \u201cThis partnership is with six DHBs, and through that collaboration this will build a more efficient and better quality care model. Sharing information across DHBs will not only lead to better patient health outcomes, it will enable greater efficiencies in the New Zealand public health system,\u201d says Reid. Follow CIO New Zealand on Twitter:@cio_nzSign up for CIO newsletters for regular updates on CIO news, views and events.Join us on Facebook.