How will healthcare be provided in ten years’ time? What part will technology play in the transformations that will occur through to the year 2027? How will this enable new models of care and support the success of the New Zealand Health Strategy?
The NZ Health Strategy’s vision is that “All New Zealanders live well, stay well, get well". When the Strategy was launched in early 2016 it laid down an important challenge for us all – the need for transformation and change. The strategic theme of Closer to Home has been chosen for this symposium, as there will need to be more care provided in people’s homes and communities, with technology being an important component to enable new ways of delivering this care as effectively and efficiently as possible.
Presentations will cover a range of topics and be designed to challenge conventional thinking, stretch our imaginations to what is possible as the next ten years unfold. The speakers will help us understand how we can all participate and contribute to this changing environment.
Presentation topics will include:
- Ministry of Health presentations: NZ Health Strategy and Health IT Vision
- Ahmad Jubbawey, CEO Vensa Health: Patient portals changing the way we look after our own health.
- Lois van Waardenburg, COO, NZ Plunket: How technology well help them adapt to changing models of care
- Ray Lind, CEO Careerforce: The health workforce of the future
- Artificial Intelligence and machine learning: Will this help us deliver better care or will it make us all redundant?
- Delivering more care into the home: Do we have skilled and competent workforce?
- Innovation: An over-used word? How do we define it and will it really change anything?
- Business models:Will the traditional "bricks and mortar" approach exist in 10 years time?
- Blockchain: Is this how we'll get paid in the future?
- And more...
But wait, there’s more...
TWO EVENTS OVER TWO DAYS
Two individual events have been linked together to strengthen the message of the need to ensure communities and individuals can “live, work and play well” wherever they choose in New Zealand. The Emerging Tech in Health 2017 Symposium on 24 May is day two of an exciting programme.
Day one (May 23) is the Rural Connectivity Symposium, which will focus on the future needs of rural communities and the importance of rural connectivity. Their speakers will explore how connectivity is helping improve emergency and disaster responses in rural New Zealand, rural health outcomes, rural business opportunities and rural living in general. Day one is brought to you by the Telecommunications Users Association of NZ (TUANZ), Rural Health Alliance Aotearoa New Zealand (RHĀNZ) and New Zealand Young Farmers (NZYF). To read more about the Rural Connectivity Symposium view the TUANZ website.
It makes sense to link these two important days together as people living in rural communities have specific challenges when it comes to their healthcare and the providers of this care are having to design and implement new ways that meet the demands of a diverse population, whilst facing chronic workforce shortages and increased pressure to perform. The solutions for rural communities are transferable to urban areas and technology is the conduit by which all of this can be brought together.
You can choose to register here for the Emerging Tech in Health Symposium on May 24, or the Rural Connectivity Symposium on May 23, or take advantage of the special pricing to attend both days of this two-day programme.
MEMBERS PAY LESS
It costs much less to attend this event if you are a HiNZ or NZHIT member. To join HiNZ costs only $189 which includes a free $100 subscription to Pulse+IT online magazine and a $400 discount on this year's HiNZ Conference registration. Read more about HiNZ membership and for HiNZ queries email Gloria at email@example.com.
If you have questions about NZHIT membership (or any other queries) please email Talie on firstname.lastname@example.org