Search Site


Stay Informed

Sign Up Today to stay informed about HINZ events and relevant health informatics news!




Sponsors & Supporting Partners for 2014






International Events 2014





HINZ 2014 Conference and Exhibition

Papers, Presentations, Photos and Videos

Most presentations from HINZ 2014 are now available on Slideshare. Videos of some plenary sessions are now available on Vimeo. Full versions of the Scientific Papers presented in the concurrent sessions are also available for download.

Check back soon for more videos from the plenary sessions, photos from the conference,  and presentations from the workshops.


The Conference starts on Monday 10 November. 

Download details on how to get to the conference venue.

The final programme for HINZ 2014 is now available for download.




HINZ 2014 will kick off with five Workshops on Monday 10 November:

1. Telehealth: What's holding us back? (1/2 day) DOWNLOAD WORKSHOP PROGRAMME

Building on the hugely successful “Call to Arms” Symposium held at University of Auckland in February 2012, which discussed what it would take to enable telehealth to fulfil its promise of becoming a key game-changer in how health services are delivered, this workshop will look at the progress made and will identify the challenges that still need to be addressed.  If you have an interest in telehealth, are frustrated by how hard it is to get it on the agenda and/or want to have your ideas and experience heard by the wider community, come and join in the debate.

Facilitated by Malcolm Pollock and Pat Kerr from the NZ Telehealth Forum, with a line-up of telehealth expert speakers from all parts of the sector.

2. Usability in Healthcare (1/2 day) DOWNLOAD WORKSHOP PROGRAMME

Why usability is important. How can usability be evaluated and when to evaluate

Presenters include: Dr Phil Carter, AUT, Professor Jim Warren, University of Auckland, Dr Dave Parry, AUT

3. Health Management Forum: The health managers' role in IT implementation (full day) DOWNLOAD WORKSHOP PROGRAMME

Presentations on implementation of the ADHB IT system and NZ Defence Force Dental Information System.
Techniques for the health manager to facilitate change processes. Plus a leadership panel will discuss health IT
from a management perspective.

Presenters include: Wendy McEwan, NZIHM; Prof Christoph Scumacher, Jayanthi Mohanakrishnan, ADHB, Charmaine Pene, NZ Defence Force

4. Standards and Services required to support Mobile access to health information in NZ, especially for consumers - a practical guide and demonstration (full day) DOWNLOAD WORKSHOP PROGRAMME

HL7 New Zealand will host a series of presentations on the practical use of Healthcare Information Standards
in New Zealand, focussed specifically on those standards needed to support a mobile healthcare ecosystem.
This will include security standards such as OAuth2 / OpenID Connect, proposed connectivity to core existing
infrastructure services such as RealMe and the NHI and healthcare specific standards designed for RESTful
interchange - HL7 FHIR. The seminar will also include presentations of examples of where these standards are
being used both nationally and internationally.

Presenters include: David Hay, Orion Health; Alastair Kenworthy, Ministry of Health; Josh Mandel, co-author of SMART initiative

5. Personal Health Information: To share or not to share (half day) DOWNLOAD WORKSHOP PROGRAMME

The Health Information Governance Expert Advisory Group (HIGEAG) will discuss and share the latest findings
on how to share information safely. HIGEAG explores all the options available, including access controls, audit
trails and ways of withholding information. Privacy issues are looked at from multiple perspectives: DHBs, GPs
and Government.

Presented by: Tony Cooke, HIGEAG; Phil Knipe, Chair of HIGEAG; Dr Inga Hunter, HIGEAG Member; Julia Fomison, HIGEAG Member; Sebastian Morgan-Lynch, HIGEAG Member


Check out the keynote guest speakers at HINZ 2014.

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: 


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


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


Registration and Accommodation

The Conference starts on Monday 10 November.

Download details on how to get to the conference venue.


We are pleased to offer a wide range of registration options for HINZ 2014 - two days, one day, and workshops. Extra tickets to the social functions are available, if you're bringing a partner.

The super saver and early bird rate has now expired however, there are still great savings to be made on the multi booking rate.  Don’t miss out - register now!

We've also negotiated two very good accommodation deals with SkyCity Hotels.

Clinicians' Challenge 2014

Health professionals with an innovative idea for an IT solution to improve health services are invited to enter the annual Clinicians’ Challenge.

Submission are now CLOSED and the 2014 finallists are:

Dr Allister Williams, a consultant physician and nephrologist from Taranaki DHB. Dr Williams proposed MyKidneys, a web-based smartphone app to give people with chronic kidney disease the advice and support they need to participate in their own care.

Dr Tom Morton, an emergency physician at Nelson Marlborough DHB. Dr Morton’s entry was for Emergency Department at a Glance, an information system that displays data for managing patients’ journey through an emergency department.

Dr John Garrett, a paediatrician for Canterbury DHB and West Coast DHB. Dr Garrett proposed a tool to electronically record information on clinical consultations about sick children or newborn babies.

Hear these presentations on Tuesday 11 November at the HiNZ Conference - winner announced at the Gala Dinner this evening.


Call for Papers

HINZ 2014 will focus on both the research and the innovative developments that make good use of ICT for transformational change in health care.

We want to hear YOUR stories and invite you to submit an full paper, abstract, or poster for review.


Partnership and Exhibition Opportunities

Partnership and Exhibition opportunities for HINZ 2014 are now sold out!  BUT you cn book for next  Download a prospectus to find out more about this years event.