Impact of Technology on Health Care Today

Technology pervades many aspects of our lives these days and health is no different.

What's it all about?

During this Techweek session, we will hear from six people ranging from an IT company expert to health professionals and researchers from the CDHB and the University of Otago Christchurch, who are advancing healthcare through technical applications. Several of these technologies are in use at CDHB and they range from 3D printing of new tissue to Virtual Reality, and from advanced imaging to specialised patient management systems.

You should be present for the whole duration of this event.

University of Otago, Christchurch, Main Foyer / Rolleston Room Lecture Theatre, 2 Riccarton Avenue, Christchurch Central, Christchurch, New Zealand

Monday 20 May
5:30pm - 7:30pm

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Stella Ward

Chief Digital Officer at CDHB

Topic: 'Digital Transformation – Our Journey So Far'

Our vision is of an integrated health system enabled by integrated information systems. This presentation will explore the good, the bad and the ugly of our journey so far and showcase the journey ahead.

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Saxon Connor

Hepatobiliary-Pancreatic (HPB) Surgeon, CDHB

Topic: 'Bringing Software to the Surgical Coalface: Lessons learned so far'

Saxons talk will focus on the lessons learned from developing, optimising and deploying a health software application in a real clinical environment.

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Peter Dooley

Charge MRI MRT at CDHB

Topic: 'Using Virtual Reality in a  Clinical Setting'

Peter Dooley Team Leader of MRI at Christchurch Hospital strategy is to use Virtual Reality in a cost-effective, safe and engaging way to inform and build trust in young patients.

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David Carter

Partner, Stratos Technology Partners

Topic: 'Building Cloud Health Applications'

Stratos built a health application for managing patients with chronic conditions, hosted in the Microsoft Cloud. David will reflect on learnings during this process and the benefits clinicians and patients are realising from having a cloud-hosted application.

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Tim Woodfield

Director - ChCh Regenerative Medicine & Tissue Engineering (CReaTE) Group, Dept. of Orthopaedic Surgery Uni of Otago

Topic: 'Bio Inks & 3D Bioprinting Living Tissues for Regenerative Medicine'
The development of novel bio-inks and 3D bio-printing technology to deliver cell therapy solutions for Regenerative Medicine of cartilage and bone, and the R&D taking this technology to commercial and clinical application.

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Anthony Butler

Clinical Radiologist, CDHB

Topic: 'MARS Colour X-ray Imaging'

The MARS technique provides 3D colour (spectral) X-ray images of biological tissue. This enables researchers and clinicians to study diseases in new ways.

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  • Information and communications technology
  • Health Technology
  • Seminar
  • 3D Printing
  • Data
  • Health
  • Virtual Reality
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