The AGM is being held on Thursday the 22nd of November
from 7:45am to 8:45am at the TSB Arena & Shed 6, Room 7,
Level 1, Queen’s Wharf, Wellington. This year, we’re
holding the AGM during the HiNZ
Conference as many NZHIT members will be in
interested in putting yourself forward for election to the NZHIT
As per our constitution the NZHIT Board consists of six elected
members who serve a two-year term with fifty percent having their
term fall due at the AGM each year. Hence, there are three
positions becoming vacant as at the AGM on the 22nd of
This is advance notice that nominations for the NZHIT Board will
open on Monday the 17th of September. If
interested, you are welcome to make contact with the NZHIT CEO (Scott
Arrol – firstname.lastname@example.org or 021-414631) if
you have any queries.
The Board role is undertaken on a voluntary basis and it’s an
opportunity to contribute at the governance level of the NZHIT
network and also make a wider contribution to the advancement of
healthcare and social services in New Zealand. To be
eligible for nomination each person must be an employee or agent
of a member entity (an organisation or individual that meets
NZHIT membership criteria) and must be authorised by that member
entity to put themselves forward for nomination.
Once nominations are received there will be a voting process
undertaken and the successful nominees will be announced at the
AGM on the 22nd of November.
In accordance with governance best practice, the NZHIT Board has
recently developed its Board
Diversity Policy here.
This policy establishes NZHIT’s support of the principles of
diversity on its Board and the methods by which it will endeavour
to meet these principles whilst ensuring Board members are
appointed on merit, so the goals and objectives of the
organisation are met on behalf of its members.
Obviously, this policy is important when considering the
composition of the NZHIT Board and also to provide guidance for
anyone considering putting themselves forward for election to the
NZHIT has been receiving an increasing amount of feedback from
members about the challenges being faced during health IT related
tendering and contracting processes. As a result, in July
2018 we undertook a survey of members to obtain a gauge on the
extent of the challenges and to inform the actions that NZHIT
could take on behalf of its membership. Click
here for a summary of the survey results.
As a part of our response to the above survey findings Scott will
be attending the above workshop being held in Wellington on the
12th of September. This is an opportunity to
engage with Government agencies, DIA and MBIE in particular, as
well as other tech industry leaders to discuss the challenges and
solutions when it comes to technology procurement in the public
You can access a copy of the agenda here
and Scott will provide further updates and information following
Tech Sector Report
The NZHIT Board has decided to commission the development of a
strategic level report for the New Zealand health technology
sector. Whilst not intended to be an exhaustive description
of the current and future state of healthcare; it is expected to
describe an aspirational vision for healthcare delivery, the
importance of technology as an enabler and the associated
opportunities it creates and challenges to be addressed.
This report will be a significant piece of work that will support
NZHIT member’s leadership role in the health sector. It
will provide a consistent message for the health technology
sector that demonstrates the collective support and commitment
for NZHIT’s vision statement to “enable a healthier New
More detailed information will soon be provided as we will
obviously be looking for member’s support to invest in the
mental health or eMental health has to play an integral part in
the response to the mental health and suicide crisis in
New Zealand’s suicide statistics released last week provide
sobering and alarming reading. I cannot stop thinking about the
668 individuals in New Zealand who took their own lives in the
past year and the families, friends and communities so deeply
affected. Of the total number, 71 per cent were male, 20 per cent
were young people aged 10–24 and 21 per cent were Māori.
The number of ongoing eOrder projects is growing in New Zealand
with the announcement of two new projects this quarter.
Manukau Expand Electronic Lab Orders Pilot at Middlemore
Counties Manukau Health are expanding their successful electronic
hospital lab orders pilot to include HL7 lab order messages
between Eclair and the Delphic LIS and the implementation of the
Eclair Collection Management module. Click here.
Counties Manukau Health and Waitemata District Health Board have
signed up to be the first customers to upgrade to Delphic V10.
The implementation is expected to kick-off later in the year once
the new hardware configuration for the two DHBs has been
The charismatic leader will walk away from the
technology provider on 5 October, leaving behind a company he
built from the ground up since starting out in a Dunedin flat in
In founding one of the country’s leading infrastructure
specialists - which
is now owned by Spark - Swann leaves behind an
unrivalled legacy in the New Zealand channel, built on the
foundations of engineering, customer obsession and
innovation. Click here.
Tunstall take a look at how the NDIS can help participants access
the support they need, aligned to their objectives, and how to
prescribe the right assistive technologies. Click here.
If you would like to send the NZHIT team either Event information
or News that you would like us to share with our members, please
ensure all information is sent to Talie Schmidt-Geen and she will
ensure that it is uploaded on to our website and LinkedIn.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to let Talie know.
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Events Calendar Click on the link for a list of comprehensive events NZHIT Members
can post their own events in this calendar as well so please send any
event information to Talie at
NZHIT Networking event Keep a close watch on our events page and event
updates for details on our next member's networking events
The American Chamber of Commerce AmCham has been promoting trade, investment, tourism
and education links between the United States of America and New
Zealand for over 50 years
stories & events – if you’ve got a story about a success in your
organisation, an upcoming event, etc then please let us know.
New Zealand Health IT Links
NZ Health IT LinkedIn Page We’ve got our own LinkedIn site that you can
join. We post a number of interesting topics that float
around the “ether” and you have an opportunity to comment, post
your own items, etc. Please visit the site and join as a
Join us on Twitter - @nzhealthit - keep up to date
with a wide range of topics.