SmartHealth costs continue to balloon with after-hours doctors’ service at $668k
After-hours doctors for the failed SmartHealth app cost Waikato District Health Board almost $670,000 in less than one year.
And a review of the controversial virtual health project by EY (Ernst and Young) is costing taxpayers $240,000.
The figures, admitted by the DHB under questioning from the Herald, add another $908,000 to the $18 million online doctor service that was canned last Monday after only attracting 10,000 users in two years.
And the amounts don’t yet take in the after-hours cost for the latest financial year.
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