MONCTON – The government of New Brunswick announced Friday a five-year digital strategy that would allow residents to access their information and government services from “any device, anywhere, at any time.”
Treasury Board President Roger Melanson said the province aims to be the first jurisdiction in North America to provide government services digitally. The strategy is a piece of a larger plan announced Wednesday, ahead of Innovation Week April 29 to May 5.
“The digital strategy is a piece of the entire strategy for innovation,” Melanson said. “By embracing a digital platform, New Brunswickers will have direct access to personal health information and will be able to use technologies that will improve communications between patients and their caregivers.”
The province aims to move New Brunswickers to one digital ID card, consolidating information from documents like their drivers’ license, Medicare and hunting or fishing permits. Other services could also be digitized. . . .