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Techweek TV : The role of technology in the future of health

In this TechweekTV session DHBs, Tech developers and medical professionals join forces to discuss how Tech will impact future health care.

What's it all about?

Tech is disrupting the Health Sector. This TechweekTV session is a rare opportunity for representatives of DHBs, HealthTech developers and Medical Professionals to come together and discuss how Tech is set to impact the future of the New Zealand health care system, and how we are responding to technology changes so far.

Join this TechweekTV session to hear from all sides of the industry and get a glimpse into the future of our healthcare system.

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Nationwide Webcast

Wednesday 22 May
9:30am - 10:25am

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Kieran Holland

Clinical Lead, HealthPathways Platform

Kieran Holland is responsible for the strategic direction of the HealthPathways platform at Streamliners. He is fortunate to work with a wide range of clinicians, writers, and technologists who share a common vision of creating clearly defined clinical pathways to improve quality of care for patients and job satisfaction for clinicians.

After training in medicine he developed an interest in health system improvement through working with the Canterbury Initiative team on a range of initiatives in the Canterbury health system, including clinical pathway development, referral quality improvement, and patient flow optimisation.

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Layton Duncan

Co-founder & CTO Sense Medical

Layton is a co-founder of Sense Medical and holds a B.E. (Electrical) from Canterbury, NZ. He has 20 years experience in software development, and over 10 years experience in iOS. In 2007 he founded the world’s first iOS development company Polar Bear Farm, long before the App Store existed. Layton was the founding member of Xero’s mobile team and built the iOS and mobile team to one of the largest in New Zealand.

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Thorsten Engel

Consulting Partner and Healthcare Leader – New Zealand, Deloitte

Thorsten started his career in clinical medicine, before moving into information technology. This has provided him with an understanding of the healthcare sector that ranges from coal-face operations through to the boardroom and the role of Government. As leader of Deloitte’s healthcare practice, he is passionate about making innovative use of information systems that result in material improvements to the health and well-being of New Zealanders. Thorsten has worked with healthcare providers, integrated delivery systems, government agencies, insurers and life sciences companies in the United States, Australia, and Europe.
In New Zealand he was involved in conducting an independent review of the National Electronic Health Record Strategy for the previous Minister of Health, as well as assisting the Northern DHBs with their Regional IS Strategy &; Plan. He has also assisted the Ministry of Health with the NZ Health Strategy and continues to support providers and funders across the health system.

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Belinda Allen (Ngati Hine, Nga Puhi)

Client and Partnership Director for Orion Health

I imagine the next wave of change for the health and wellbeing sector will be driven by platform enabled sharing economies and the democratisation of power that will come from this. And I believe in the positive power of growing and cherishing connected and caring communities that are networked by new technology. I’m driven by my passion to solve problems and introduce new innovations to the New Zealand health and social care market. I’ve worked for Orion both here and in UK, and have over ten years’ experience supporting New Zealand companies to export to the UK and North America.

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Stella Ward

Chief Digital Officer, West Coast and Canterbury DHB

Stella is the inaugural Chief Digital Officer for the Canterbury DHB and the West Coast DHB. This role provides strategic leadership and governance to ensure current and future technology contributes to the transalpine vision of an integrated health system – “One System, One Budget”.

Stella also has a number of Executive Portfolios that include the Christchurch Health Precinct and Health Innovation (Via Innovations Executive Director). She also chairs the Executive Leadership Committee for the New Zealand Health Innovation Hub which is a partnership between the three biggest DHBs (Auckland Canterbury and Counties Manukau). The overarching purpose behind these areas of innovation is to accelerate smart ideas, products and services to improve health outcomes.

Stella is the commercial relationship manager for the Strategic Partnerships with Orion Health; Hewlett Packard and GE Healthcare. She is also a member of the Hewlett Packard Enterprise Global Advisory Board. Stella believes it is essential in health leadership to have a global view and is always delighted to have the opportunity to meet with and share learning with, health and related industry leaders all over the world.

Stella trained as a speech language therapist and has worked in the public health system, private practice, education and welfare. She has held executive leadership roles in a number of DHBs.

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