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HiNZ: What's on at digital health week?

The Health Informatics New Zealand (HiNZ) conference is New Zealand's largest digital health event. Pinnacle, alongside Amazon Web Services and our N4 partners (T? Ora Compass Health, Pegasus Health and ProCare Health), are putting together three key initiatives for you to get involved in.

National Health Care Home Collaborative Symposium

Tuesday 19 November, 9am to 5pm

Aimed at all primary care professionals who have already begun their Health Care Home journey, are thinking about it or are healthy skeptics needing more information from those doing it. The day features presentations from a range of Health Care Home practice teams across New Zealand who will share experience of:

  • managing acute demand improving outcomes, patient and clinical satisfaction
  • embedding Health Care Home principles within a M?ori provider organisation and turning around same day demand
  • introducing shared medical appointments into practice
  • developing the nurse practitioner role in aged residential care
  • establishing the integrated care environment of general practice and the extended care team
  • inter-disciplinary teamwork for higher needs patients
  • the role of practice community health workers
  • working with St John's to manage acute demand locally
  • and much more!

Pinnacle practices - we are subsidising your attendance to this, make sure you look for that option on the registration form to save $195!

Health informatics in the wilds of primary care (pre-conference workshop)

Wednesday 20 November - 9am to 12.30pm

  • Getting changed while in the driver's seat: Primary care is a network of SMEs, largely cash based and traditionally reactive to patient request for care. Making change in this environment is complex as pausing stops the funding.  Four practices will share their experience of change - a new PMS and a new model of care.
  • AWS - global health trends using the public cloud: A sample of real life examples of how AWS public cloud services are disrupting healthcare services.
  • Get the fax out of here! - "Not just a new PMS but a new Health information platform": This session explores the need to shift and the challenge of change. Pinnacle and Pegasus will discuss the drivers for change and the design principles and processes used to develop the new systems Indici and Sirius.
  • Connecting all our various systems - beyond a messaging system: 8wire will talk about the need to embrace direct data connection tools to support an integrated health environment.

Amazon Web Services experiential village

7.30am Tuesday 19 November to 11am Friday 22 November

The village is available to all delegates attending various events throughout digital health week - entrance is included in the registration price.In partnership with AWS, we're helping delegates to experience how technology can be used in to improve care, communication and outcomes. We'll also be demonstrating how data is sourced for primary health and how it can be used to drive service change and more informed decision making. The village will be open throughout the week for delegates to visit and browse, and will also feature some set presentation slots from time to time.

Register for these events on the HiNZ website

HiNZ conference

Wednesday 20 November 1.30pm - Friday 22 November 1pm

The primary care stream continues through the main HiNZ conference, with sessions in the programme not to be missed. In particular as part of the N4 sponsorship we secured two keynote slots:

  • Dr. Shez Partovi, worldwide lead: healthcare, life sciences and genomics, Amazon Web Services
  • John Macaskill-Smith presenting "Platforms of the future - a major investment and change management program"

There are also a range of other primary focused sessions in the HiNZ conference, the programme is still being finalised, check it out online:

Confirmed so far...



Paul Roseman, GM strategic development, ProCare Health

Designing for connected systems

Alex Poor, Health informatics manager, Pinnacle Ventures

"Summer break skiing at the lake" - primary care living in an AWS data lake

Phillip Duncan, programme manager, Pinnacle Ventures

An ACC API into the community - reducing costs and improving efficiency

Dr Hayley Scott, general practitioner and Dwayne Stewart, practice manager, Health Te Aroha

Using data to drive change

Amazon Web Services

AWS public services driving healthcare

Paul Roseman, GM strategic development, ProCare Health

Machine learning - scaling capability for quality use of tests and investigations

Kate Kolich, director -data systems and analytics, Social Investment Agency (SIA)

Data logistics for the public sector

Register on the HiNZ website

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