The Ministry of Health (MoH) has released a new mobile app, Âwhina, designed to help health workers access the information they need about Covid-19.
“For many of us, Covid-19 has changed the way we live and work. For those working in the health and disability sector, this is especially true,” said MoH’s deputy director-general data and digital Shayne Hunter.
“There is a lot of information health workers need quick access to, like the latest case definitions, clinical care pathways or personal protective equipment guidance. Âwhina gives them access to this information from their mobile device anywhere, anytime."
Information can be filtered for relevance and saved for quick access and health workers will receive a notification when new or updated content is available to them.
“Initially the app will be used for communicating information about Covid-19 to health workers but as we return to our new normal, we can use the app to share other information to help us act in a more cohesive, collective, and collaborative style,” Hunter said.
Âwhina is free to download from the Google and Apple app stores.