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Workshop: HIMSS Continuity of Care Maturity Model

How do we make a patients’ journey seamless and safe within our health system? What strategies and models drive improvements in health information exchange, care coordination and patient engagement?
The HIMSS continuity of care maturity model workshop will give participants the opportunity to learn about the HIMSS model, practical examples of how the model is driving improvements in care continuity across the globe, and address local challenges and opportunities, and how the maturity model can be used as a tool to drive improvements in continuity of care.

The workshop will be facilitated by James Gaston, Senior Director Maturity Model Development HIMSS and Dr Karl Cole, GP and Clinical Lead Integration Technology at Counties Manukau Health.



Karl is currently working as Clinical lead, technological integration at CMHealth, as a part of the primarycare care enhancement team, as well as 5/10s clinical practice at Papatoetoe Family Doctors. Karl serves as a board member on several regional and commercial clinical advisory boards, was member of the first class of Post Grad Health informatics from Otago in 1998, and has worked with ICT enabled change ever since.


Karl has served in the NZDF as a medical officer for 15 years, involved in Deployments to UN mission in many locations. He has the NZ Army award for serve and TTCP program award for human factors research. Karl has been a NZSAS serving medical officer for 5 years, and was clinical director for the NZDF fully integrated EHR. He gained fellowship with the Royal NZ College GPs in 2004. He is married and has three children.



Dr Karl Cole

Clinical Lead
Integration Technology at Counties Manukau Health


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