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This page has links to all our archived conferences and exhibitions.

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HINZ Annual Conference and Exhibition

HINZ 2014 ::: 10-12 November, Auckland

Final arrangements for the 13th Annual HINZ Conference and Exhibition are close to complete.

The Conference starts on Monday 10 November.

Download details on how to get to the conference venue.


Clinicians' Challenge 2014. Submissions are now closed.  Read about the finalists HERE

See Keynote Speakers and Registration details...

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Health Informatics - transforming healthcare delivery in Hong Kong

Dr Ngai-Tseung Cheung

Head of Information Technology and Health Informatics/Chief Medical Informatics Officer, Hong Kong Hospital Authority


How health analytics are changing the way we understand and manage healthcare

Enrico Coiera
Faculty of Medicine
University of New South Wales


Managing multi morbidity in an ageing population - why is technology part of the problem, and how can we make it part of the solution?

Trisha Greenhalgh
Barts and the London School of Dentistry and Medcine


Empowering the patient: How technology, expectations and experiences in healthcare will increasingly focus on the individual 

Geraldine McBride

CEO, MyWave and ex-President of SAP North America




Information technology, transformational change,
stories from the road

Robyn Cook
IT Project Manager
University of New South Wales


High-resolution social networks for health: from sensor data to targeted interventions

Ciro Cattuto

Research Director, ISI Foundation, Italy


Personal health information: to share or not share?

Tony Cooke

Health Information Governance Expert Advisory Group





News from the coal face: there's light at the end of the tunnel

Andrew Miller

GP, Manaia Health



Preventing Crime: how big data, advanced analytics and new thinking can stop offenders, protect victims and help address New Zealand's child abuse problem 

Craig Richardson, Managing Director, Wynyard Group


HINZ 2013 - Papers, Presentations and Pictures

All papers and presentations from the HINZ 2013 Conference are now available for viewing, along with videos of the plenary sessions and many social event photos.


HINZ 2013 Conference and Exhibition ::: 27-29 November, Energy Events Centre, Rotorua


Endorsed by The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners (RNZCGP) and approved for up to a maximum of 27.5 credits on a per hour basis CME for General Practice Educational Programme Stage 2 (GPEP2) and Maintenance of Professional Standards (MOPS) purposes.


HINZ 2013 - Welcome

We invite you to attend the

12th Annual Health Informatics Conference and Innovation Marketplace

Engaged Patients – Rebalancing the clinical relationship

27-29 November 2013, Energy events Centre, Rotorua


The HINZ 2013 Conference Handbook is now available, and the programme has been finalised.


Check out the international and national guest speakers at HINZ 2013.


Thanks to all the authors who made submissions to HINZ 2013. Here are the accepted papers and posters.


This year, HINZ 2013 is accompanied by both pre-conference and post-conference Workshops.


The HINZ 2013 AGM was held as part of the HINZ 2013 Conference.

When: 5.30pm, Wednesday November 27th
Where: Skellerup Room, Energy Events Centre, Rotorua

Registration and Accommodation

We are pleased to offer a wide range of registration options for HINZ 2013 - two days, one day, and workshops. We've also negotiated two very good accommodation deals.

Clinicians' Challenge Finalists

We are pleased to advise the three Clinicians' Challenge 2013 finalists for 2013.

The cases pose challenges to find health IT solutions that will enhance the quality of care in various settings, including general practice, the emergency department, and maternity care.

Vendors are now invited to choose one of the finalists and submit their solution.


Innovation Marketplace and Sponsorship

Sponsorship and Innovation Marketplace opportunities for HINZ 2013 are going fast. Don't leave it too late!

Call for Papers

HINZ 2013 will focus on research and innovative methods, policies, and concerns that will create the basis for a new generation of healthcare information use.

Paper submission has closed. The final version of accepted papers must be submitted by 1 October.

Clinicians' Challenge 2013

HINZ, along with the New Zealand Health IT Cluster, and the National Health IT Board, are pleased to announce the return of the Clinicians' Challenge.

The Clinicians’ Challenge is an opportunity for clinicians and vendors to identify information technology solutions to solve an important and recurring problem that health professionals face in their ‘day-to-day' practice.

Any clinician, or group of clinicians, can enter with a problem they face in their day-to-day practice that the innovative use of information technology could help solve.

Clinicians' Challenge submission has closed and finalists chosen.

HINZ 2012 - Papers, Presentations and Pictures

All papers accepted for the HINZ 2012 Conference are now available for download, along with most of the presentations.

Videos of all the plenary sessions on Thursday are available for viewing, as are many photos from the social events. 

Check back soon for the rest of the presentations, photos, and videos.

HINZ 2012 Conference and Exhibition ::: 7-9 November, Energy Events Centre, Rotorua

HINZ-2012 - Programme

The 2012 On Site Official Handbook is now available, with the final presentation schedule, speaker info, abstracts, social functions, and more.

HINZ 2012 Welcomes YOU

Why should YOU attend the HINZ 2012 Conference and Exhibition?

with the very HIP Karen, Michelle, Karl, Pat, David, and Liz.


Welcome to HINZ 2012

What can you look forward to at the HINZ Conference and Exhibition 2012?

with the very HIP Dr Karen Day, chair of the HINZ 2012 Scientific Programme Committee.

HINZ 2012 Welcomes Primary Care Providers

Why should busy GPs take time to attend the HINZ 2012 Conference and Exhibition?

with Dr Karl Cole, GP, Clinical Director of ProCare, and member of the HINZ Executive Committee.

HINZ 2012 presents A Morning of Telehealth

What can you look forward to at the HINZ 2012 Telehealth Workshop?

with Pat Kerr, Principal Consultant to the NZ Telehealth Forum, and member of the HINZ Executive Committee.

Nurse Networks and Support at HINZ 2012

Why should busy nurses take time to attend the HINZ 2012 Conference and Exhibition?

with Michelle Honey, Senior Lecturer at the University of Auckland School of Nursing, and member of the HINZ Executive Committee.

Interoperability goes Interactive at HINZ 2012

What can you look forward to at the HINZ 2012 Interoperability Workshop?
with David Hay, Chair of HL7 NZ

Booking and Accommodation

Ready to register? Check here for the Conference and Workshop registration fees, accommodation options, and registration forms.


The HINZ 2012 AGM was held as part of the HINZ 2012 Conference.

When: 5.00pm, Thursday November 8th
Where: Bay Trust Forum Room, Energy Events Centre, Rotorua

Clinicians' Challenge 2012

We've had an overwhelming response from clincians - 55 day-to-day work-related challenges were submitted.

Vendors, you are now invited to submit your solution to one of the three finalists.

Clinicians' Challenge 2012

Submission for the Clinicians' Challenge is now closed.

If you have previously arranged to make a late submission,  please send it to . 
Acceptance of late entries is at the discretion of the judging panel. 

The three finalists will be announced by Tuesday 28th August.

The Clinicians’ Challenge 2012 is run by Health Informatics New Zealand (HINZ), the New Zealand Health IT Cluster (NZHITC) and the National Health IT Board (IT Health Board).

HINZ 2012 - Call for Papers

Thanks to everyone who has submitted a paper or poster for the HINZ 2012 Conference. 

Submissions are now closed.

Authors will be advised whether their papers have been accepted by 31 August 2012.

HINZ 2012 - Exhibition and Sponsorship

Sponsorship and exhibition opportunities for HINZ 2012 are going fast. Don't leave it too late!


HINZ 2011 - Presentations and Papers

Presentations, papers, photos, and videos from the HINZ 2011 Conference are now available for viewing.

HINZ Conference and Exhibition 23 - 25 Nov 2011

Hot off the press

Papers, presentations, photos, and videos are now available here.




Material from previous HINZ Conferences is available in the Archive.


The HINZ 2011 AGM will be held as part of the HINZ 2011 Conference.

When: 5.30pm, Thursday November 24th
Where: Upper NZI Room, Aotea Centre, Auckland

HINZ 2011 - Programme

The final version of the full programme is available here. It doesn't contain a registration form, but you can still register on-line.

Our line-up of international and national speakers has grown.

Learn how health and informatics professionals are Working Together ... Working Smarter in the wide range of workshops on Wednesday, and presentations and panels on Thursday and Friday.

And enjoy yourself at the Welcome Function and Thanksgiving Dinner.

HINZ 2011 - Exhibition and Sponsorship

If you're interested in sponsoring or exhibiting at the conference, see the latest floor plan and contact

HINZ 2011 - Call for Papers

The theme of the conference is “Working Together...Working Smarter”, but papers, posters and workshop proposals on any aspect of health informatics are welcome.

Submissions have now closed, and authors of accepted papers have been notified.

Clinicians' Challenge 2011

We've had an overwhelming response from clincians - 56 day-to-day 'work-related' challenges were submitted.

We've picked the three most interesting. Shortlisted vendors will present their solutions on Thursday afternoon.

HINZ 2010 - Presentations, Papers and Pictures

Presentations, papers and photos from the HINZ 2010 Conference are now available for viewing.

HINZ Conference and Exhibition 2 - 4 Nov 2010


HINZ 2010 - Registration

Register for HINZ 2010 online or complete and return this registration form.

Book an Air New Zealand flight here.


HINZ 2010 - Exhibition and Sponsorship

If you're interested in sponsoring or exhibiting at the conference, see the current prospectus or contact

This floor plan shows which exhibition booths are still available.

HINZ 2010 - Programme

The HINZ 2010 Conference and Exhibition programme is now available.

Check back here soon for a conference wrap-up.


The HINZ 2010 AGM was held as part of the HINZ 2010 Conference.

The agenda, minutes, and reports tabled by the Chair and the Treasurer are now available.

HINZ 2010 - Call for Papers

The theme of the conference is “Enabling Clinical Transformation”, but papers, posters and workshop proposals on any aspect of health informatics will be welcome.

Submissions are now closed, and authors of accepted papers have been notified.

Final versions of papers must be submitted 10th September 2010 through EasyChair or direct to

HINZ 2009 - Presentations, Papers and Pictures

All the presentations, papers, photos and videos from HINZ 2009 are now available for viewing.

HINZ Conference and Exhibition 30 Sept - 2 Oct 2009

Closing comments from the SPC Chair

I'm very pleased to say a very big thank-you to all the people who made HINZ 2009 a success: Linda and her team of course, the people who came and listened, the people who presented and especially the SPC.

It’s a little bit odd being on the programme committee - you’ve pretty much finished your work by the time the conference comes around and you don’t always get to see the papers you reviewed being presented. Highlights for me were the presentations by the invited speakers especially the Jims and Johanna, Ron’s talk, and the real effort by everyone to put patients at the centre of their work. I think the quality of the scientific presentations justified the effort put in by both presenters and reviewers.

I’ll be inviting presenters of the scientific papers to prepare their papers for publication in HCIRO - December edition , but many of the other papers would also be of interest to our readership and I hope that some of the more general and practice–based papers can also get published – perhaps using some of the support we have from the ministry to pay for the extra work needed.

One aspect that really impresses me is the degree to which there really is something for everyone at HINZ, its lucky in a way because the NZ Health Informatics community is very small, and we would get sick of hearing just from each other. The History of HINZ  especially all the work done by Robyn Carr and past SPC'ers has kept that inclusiveness and continued to keep HINZ relevant.  Health IT is at the heart of so much clinical work, and a major industry in its own right, so having a place for those conversations is vital.

We can always improve. There was certainly a call for more time - especially more time for questions- so we might well have to look at the programme for next year, similarly the posters may need to move somewhere closer to coffee, I’m sure there will be other areas for improvement and feel very free to contact me or the exec about any ideas you have.

See you in wellington next year if not before.

-- David Parry, Chair of the Scientific Programme Committee

HINZ 2010

Mark next year's conference in your diaries now: 2-4 November in Wellington.

We will be taking bookings for the exhibition hall before the end of this year. Space will be limited!




View final
full programme


View final exhibition layout



HINZ 2009 - Programme

The latest programme is now available. View the presentation schedule or the full programme.

HINZ 2009 - Registration

Registration is now open. Download the registration form here OR register online.

The Millennium Hotel is now fully booked. A number of rooms are available at the Sudima Hotel for the special rate of $125 (GST incl) per night. To book, contact

A map showing the venue location and nearby hotels can be viewed here.

HINZ 2009 - Call for Papers


Paper submission closed on 19 June 2009. Authors have been notified of acceptance.
Final paper submission closed on 4 September 2009.

HINZ 2009 - Exhibition and Sponsorship

The Exhibition area is now FULL. View the Exhibition floor plan here

Contact for further information.

HINZ 2008 - Presentations, Papers and Pictures

Links to the HINZ 2008 presentations and papers, and pictures from the social functions.

HINZ 2008 - Programme and Delegate Information

Latest Programme and Delegate Information

Download handbook (2.24MB PDF - Updated 24 September 2008)

Conference Programme

Download HINZ 2008 Programme & Registration Fees

(1.0 MB PDF - Updated 30 June 2008)

HINZ Conference Floor Plan

Click here to download PDF version of floor plan.

HINZ 2008 - Call For Papers

We invite you to submit your paper for this year's programme.

There are two types of submissions:
(1) Scientific Papers
(2) Conference Presentations

HINZ 2008 - Exhibition and Sponsorship

Download Brochure

HINZ Conference and Exhibition 2008 - Improving and Exploiting and our Information

Wednesday 15 October - Friday 17 October 2008, Rotorua Convention Centre, Rotorua, New Zealand

HINZ Forum & Exhibition 2007

THANK YOU to all the attendees and vendors who supported HINZ this year....what an awesome event.

HINZ 2006 Conference Presentations

Slides, Videos and Presentations from 2006 conference. 

Call For Submissions - HINZ 2006

Call For Submissions - DEADLINE 26 April 2006 !!!!!
Welcome to the HINZ Conference & Exhibition 2006
Primary Care and Beyond
Building the e-Bridge to Integrated Care
9-11 August 2006, Aotea Centre, Auckland, New Zealand

HINZ Conference & Exhibition 2006 9-11 August 2006

Primary Care and Beyond
Building the e-Bridge to Integrated Care
9-11 August 2006, Aotea Centre, Auckland, New Zealand

Health Information Strategy Speech 2005

New Zealand Health Information Strategy speech given by Hon Annette King, Minister of Health at HINZ 2005. This speech contains links to further resources.

HINZ Conference 2005 Programme

HINZ 2005 Confirmed Keynote Speakers

HINZ Conference and Exhibition 2005

Sky City Convention Centre Auckland New Zealand
Telling the New Zealand Story: A sharing of innovation ideas and experiences

HINZ Conference 2004 Programme

Programme for the Third HINZ Conference and Exhibition

HINZ Conference and Exhibition 2004

Wellington Convention Centre, Wellington, New Zealand
Towards a Healthy Nation: Population Health - Primary Care - Workforce management

HINZ Conference 2003 Programme

HINZ Conference and Exhibition 2003

Hyatt Regency Hotel, Auckland, New Zealand
Advancing Knowledge for Quality Healthcare

Clinicians' Challenge 2010

HINZ, the NZ Health IT Cluster, and the National Health IT Board are pleased to announce the Clinicians' Challenge 2010.

Health IT vendors are invited to submit a solution to a "real-life" clinical scenario. Three solutions will be shortlisted, to be presented and judged at the HINZ Annual Conference and Exhibition.  The winning vendor is eligible for a funding package of $20,000 to assist towards further development of the solution.