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Health IT winners at ITx Awards

Thursday, 14 July 2016   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Kim Mundell
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Health IT winners celebrated at ITx


The winners of the Excellence in IT Awards 2016 were handed out in front of nearly 700 people at a gala event in Wellington on 12 July 2016. The eight Awards celebrate the individuals and teams that make up the industry and are a collaboration of 11 of New Zealand's leading tech associations, to create a sector-wide awards programme. Partners include the Institute of IT Professionals, CITRENZ, TUANZ, Health Informatics NZ, itSMF NZ, NZ Software Association, GOVIS, Project Management Institute, InternetNZ, NZRise and the NZ Open Source Society.


Paul Matthews, chief executive of IITP, says the finalists did their best to make the judges’ job as difficult as possible. “We had a tremendous amount of interest and the finalists were all of very high calibre, as you would hope in an industry like ours.”


The two awards that recognised the health sector were:


Excellence in Health Informatics

Dr David Hay Orion Health 

David demonstrates a breadth of understanding of the Heath sector and has dedicated his entire career to bridging the role of clinician (he is a GP by training) with technology, with stunning results. 


Excellence in IT Service Management

Brent Logan from the Canterbury DHB

The service management changes implemented by the DHB saw massive improvement in customer experience, call logging and account lockouts, and served as a catalyst for the rest of the organization to pursue excellence.


The Institute of IT Professionals is the professional body for those working in the Computing and Information Technology industry. With thousands of members nationwide, the Institute is the largest IT representative body in New Zealand. The Institute works closely with Industry, Government and Academia however is a fully independent non-profit body; founded, operated and governed by IT Professionals. The Institute has been the voice of the IT Profession for over 50 years.


For more information please contact:

Paul Brislen, IITP Comms, 021 988 896

Paul Matthews, IITP Chief Executive, 021 705 212

HiNZ, PO Box 300125, Albany, Auckland 0752, New Zealand.

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