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Emerging Tech in Health 2019 – better healthcare through data analytics

Better health care through data analytics / Exploring the digital future of clinical practice

What's it all about?

The Emerging Tech in Health Symposium series is now in its 3rd year and the 2-day 2019 event in Christchurch is focusing on the use of data analytics and emerging technologies in the healthcare system to enable improved decision-making and delivery of health services. The symposium caters for a cross-section of clinicians, healthcare providers, policy-makers, funders and health technology professionals. The symposium is providing novice and advanced tracks within its programme to ensure relevancy to a wide audience by reflecting the varying levels of digital health experience across the sector. Keynote and other speakers will be drawn from well-known experts and practitioners in their fields with a focus on providing practical presentations directly related to clinical outcomes.

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Rydges Latimer Hotel, 30 Latimer Square, Christchurch Central, Christchurch

Tuesday 21 May
9:00am - 5:00pm

Wednesday 22 May
9:00am - 5:00pm

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Dr Kevin Ross

General Manager, Precision Driven Health

Why haven’t the robots replaced us yet?

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Dr Kristin Gozdzikowska

Speech Language Pathologist and Clinical Researcher, Laura Fergusson Trust (Canterbury)

Virtual Reality Rehabilitation Following Traumatic Brain Injury

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John Macaskill-Smith

CEO, Pinnacle Ventures Ltd

How the cloud is showering the Health Care Home with brilliance!

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Dr Rebecca George

Clinical Lead for Informatics in Allied Health, Christchurch Hospital, Canterbury DHB

Rebecca co founded the National Allied Health Data Collaborative, and co authored the current Allied Health National Minimum Data Set Proposal created within this forum. She is the Chair of the Clinical and Technical Advisory Group for HiNZ.

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Shayne Hunter

Deputy Director-General, Data and Digital, Ministry of Health

Shayne Hunter joined the Ministry of Health in March 2019 as the Deputy Director-General, Data and Digital.

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Karen Blake

Regional Manager Health Informatics, healthAlliance

With more than 20 years in the health sector, Karen brings together the worlds of clinical practice and IT systems and processes through her work as a clinical informatician at healthAlliance.

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Shayne Tong

Chief Information & Digital Officer, Auckland DHB

Shayne is currently the Chief Digital Officer at Auckland District Health Board, reporting into the Chief Executive. Shayne is responsible for providing strategic IT leadership and direction, leading high performance team, driving service delivery excellence and customer value.


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