Insightful interviews with key thought leaders on all things digital health from New Zealand, Australia and across the globe. Brought to you by New Zealand Health IT's (NZHIT) CEO Scott Arrol talking with people who are shaping the future of healthcare, disability, mental health and social services nationally and internationally.
EP32: The Covid-19 situation has changed overnight and since Scott's most recent episode #31 so he's provided this brief update on what's happening with changes to events, the official Covid-19 website details, the importance of using the NZ contact tracing app, how to make contact with him if you need assistance, staying safe and looking out for each other.
EP31: As of the 10th of August the NZ election season has started with the next 6 weeks being the lead-up to the general election on the 19th of September. Scott talks about this, the development of the NZ HealthTech Opportunities Report, not to be missed events and much more.
EP30: Scott's guest in this episode, Kate Quirke, has extensive experience in the health IT sector built over many years of hands-on work. Kate is a champion of building diversity in the workplace and shares her views on why it is important and how to achieve it. She also talks about Alcidion's global growth, their commitment to the New Zealand health sector plus much more.
EP29: You'll really enjoy this episode as Anna talks about her experience in setting up Justathought, her passion for making mental health & addiction services available to as many people as possible and the fantastically collegial environment she and others work in.
EP28: Amio and Robyn are involved in significant work within the digital health and health sectors in New Zealand and offshore. Spending the next 40 minutes listening to these two special guests will be well worth it as they share pure gold when it comes to their wealth of knowledge and experience especially when it comes to the digital divide.
EP27: Michael is the Chief Nursing Officer APAC for Cerner and Eric is Senior Team Lead for Australia & NZ and this episode is the first time Scott has interviewed two guests at the same time. They share their experiences from working with a large multinational that makes significant contributions globally, regionally and locally.
EP26: Rachel Wright is the Director of the Centre for Entrepreneurship at the University of Canterbury and joins Scott in this episode to discuss her role in delivering the Healthtech Supernode Challenge, its importance to the university and also emphasise deadline date for getting applications lodged.
EP25: Professor David Parry, HOD of Computer Sciences at AUT turns the table by becoming the interviewer and forcing Scott to talk about his thoughts when it comes to the challenges and opportunities when looking at studying for a health tech qualification.
EP24: Join Scott for this quick update as he provides a new email address for listeners to make contact, what collaborating actually means, the growing influence of NZHIT's special interest groups and the exciting event coming up on the 28th of July.
EP23: Pt 04 Stella Ward, CDO for Canterbury and West Coast DHBs talks with Scott about their support of the healthtech supernode challenge, why it's important to enter, thoughts on what problems need solving and the benefits for everyone who enters.
EP22: Pt 01 “eMental Health Series” Anil Thapliyal is a pioneer in the area of eMental health both in New Zealand and internationally. He wears a number of hats when it comes to the roles he holds in the eMental health sector. This episode is the first in a series focusing on this space and Anil is the perfect person to kick these off.
EP21: Scott reflects on how well the podcast channel is doing since starting on 1 June 2020, the feedback from listeners, answers a question about how well we're doing with the pandemic, the Healthtech Supernode Challenge and how excited he is about the NZHIT in-person networking event on the 28th of July - the first since pre-lockdown.
EP20: Pt 03 Rick Davies has been with Ryman Healthcare for 12 months and he talks about the fantastic work they do in caring for older people in New Zealand and Australia, their special innovation DNA and great support of the Healthtech Supernode Challenge.
EP 19: Alexandra Stuthridge is the South Island Commercialisation Manager for KiwiNet and she provides fantastic insights into the work KiwiNet do to foster innovation in New Zealand, why they are a major sponsor of the Challenge and why anyone with a great idea for solving healthcare problems should definitely apply.
EP 18: Pt 04 “Virtual-Telehealth Series” Karl has an extensive background in both healthcare and technology having been a military physician through to being a GP and practice owner at Papatoetoe Family Doctors and Chief Clinical Information Officer at healthAlliance. Karl shares his hands-on experience of providing healthcare services enabled by the use of digital technology.
EP 17: Pt 03 “Virtual-Telehealth Series” Samuel Wong, VP Product Innovation, Vensa Health and recently commenced as Chair of NZHIT's Virtual Health Industry Group (VHIG). With close to 20 years’ experience in the healthcare sector including roles at St John New Zealand, ProCare, his own start-up business and now Vensa, Samuel talks about the uptake of virtual health, its implications for care providers, their customers and the changes occurring over the coming years.
EP 16: “Scott spills the beans on what his big announcement is really about" Want to know what the big announcement is? Then listen in as Scott lets you know about his exciting news, when, where and how you can get involved.
EP 14: “Interview with Shayne Hunter, NZ Ministry of Health" Shayne is the Deputy Director General for Data & Digital at the MOH. He takes some time out of his busy schedule to talk about a range of topics from the pandemic response, the H&D System Review report, the important areas to be focussing on now & his vision for the future of digital health in New Zealand.
EP 15: “A big upcoming announcement, the NZ HealthTech Opportunities Report & more" CEO of NZHIT, Scott Arrol, provides an update on what's ahead including a heads-up about an exciting event coming up in July, the development of the NZ HealthTech Opportunities Report, launch of the HealthTech Supernode challenge, getting involved in the NZHIT industry groups and much more......
EP 13: “The H&D System Review Report & much more with Lloyd McCann" Lloyd is the CEO & Head of Digital Health at Mercy Radiology-Healthcare Holdings Ltd and was a member of the NZ H&D System Review Panel. He shares his thoughts on the recommendations from the report, the importance of digital health tech plus those things that have been keeping him busy during the Covid-19 pandemic.
EP 12: “Launching the HealthTech Supernode Challenge" Marian Johnson, Chief Awesome Officer at the Ministry of Awesome announces the launch of this fantastic innovations award programme that is now open for applications from the 29th of June 2020.
EP 11: “The week that was & the week ahead" A quick update from NZHIT CEO, Scott Arrol – Scott shares news about what’s happening this week and what to look out for on the immediate horizon. Spend 5 minutes and get up to speed!
EP 10: Pt 02 “Virtual-Telehealth Series” Kyle Forde, Chief Information Officer, WellSouth Primary Health Organisation – Kyle shares his experiences in supporting primary health care services in the Southern Region of New Zealand particularly general practice during the Covid-19 lockdown period, his thoughts on the future of virtual healthcare and the changing nature of business models, process flows and the provision of care all enabled by the enhanced use of digital technologies.
EP 09: Pt 01 “Virtual-Telehealth Series” Dr Ruth Large, Chair of the NZ Telehealth Leadership Forum, Clinical Director Information Services and Emergency Physician Waikato District Health Board – Ruth talks with Scott about the major uplift in the use of digital technology to support the ongoing provision of healthcare during the Covid-19 pandemic and locking this in for the future.
Ep 08: “The impact of COVID-19 on New Zealand tech businesses and opportunities it creates for the future” – Ben Reid, founder and director of Memia and former executive director of the NZ AI Forum, reviews the impact of the pandemic on the local and international tech scene, especially in relation to start-ups, and the opportunities this has created for the future.
Ep 07: “How has COVID-19 impacted digital investments in healthcare across the globe?” – Thorsten Engel, healthcare lead and partner at Deloitte New Zealand, shares his insights based on his many years in the sector and brings his global knowledge to discuss many areas such as telemedicine, analytics, AI, cognitive, contact tracing and much more.
Ep 6: “A quick update from NZHIT CEO, Scott Arrol” – Scott shares news about what’s happening this week and what to look out for on the immediate horizon. Spend less than 7 minutes and get up to speed!
Ep 5: “Cybersecurity in health; being more organised than the baddies” – Faustin Roman, founder of Medical IT Advisors and CIO at Patients First discusses the collaborative security threat platform that he has built and is gathering partners coming together to fight against online threats and attacks. The “baddies” are very well organised and it requires an even higher level of organisation to protect systems, data and privacy so the use of digital solutions in healthcare can be trusted.
Ep 4: “Predicting a pandemic before it happens with AI” – Dr Kevin Ross, CEO of Precision Driven Health and global leader in the field of artificial intelligence, talks about the advances being made with AI’s ability to process massive amounts of data, augment the delivery of health services, support clinical decision-making and help us all make better decisions about our wellbeing; along with the future of AI and it’s use in aiding the prediction of future disease outbreaks.
Ep 03: “Why tech start-ups are gold” - Marian Johnson is the Chief Awesome Officer at the Ministry of Awesome based in Christchurch, New Zealand. Marian talks about her passion for helping tech start-ups, the fantastic innovation environment being built in Christchurch, New Zealand’s huge advantages when it comes to building innovative tech companies and the launch of the Health Technology Supernode Challenge that will create opportunities for digital tech entrepreneurs to showcase their health related solutions nationally and internationally.
CTO of Microsoft New Zealand, Russell Craig, provides insights into the immense growth of the Teams product in New Zealand and globally, and how this is helping to drive further innovation and development of remote working and virtual healthcare services whilst providing a secure and stable platform for users. Russell also discusses the future impact of Microsoft’s decision to build a new data centre in New Zealand and how this underpins his company’s commitment to this country’s focus on becoming a truly digital nation.
Dr Will Reedy, CEO of Spark Health talks about the massive amount of work that he and his team have been involved in during the past 8 weeks of the pandemic, the opportunities for transformation that have occurred as a result, his company’s plans for the future, the AI innovation programme and the recently launched 5G accelerator fund.