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Clinical Informatics Leadership Award

The Clinical Informatics Leadership Award recognises the achievements of a clinician working in digital health in New Zealand.


There were 16 nominations from around New Zealand for the 2019 award.


These were judged by a 3-person panel; MoH Deputy Director Data and Digital Shayne Hunter; HiNZ board chair and academic rheumatologist Rebecca Grainger; and HiNZ board member and chief executive of Auckland Eye Ltd Deb Boyd.

Three finalists have been selected.

Public voting is now open. (You can make one vote from each unique IP address.)




Voting closes at 5pm on 31 October 2019.


The three finalists for the 2019 award are:

  • David Ryan, IS clinical change manager, Waitematā DHB
  • Rebecca George, clinical lead allied health informatics Canterbury DHB
  • Robyn Whittaker, associate professor at the National Institute for Health Innovation and clinical director innovation at Waitematā DHB’s Institute for Innovation and Improvement (i3).

The winner will be announced at Digital Health Week NZ in Hamilton Nov 18-22, 2019. They will receive:

  • A free pass and a speaking slot, on a topic of their choice, at the 2020 HiNZ Conference
  • Spark Health & Wellness will provide up to $5000 in expenses for the winner to travel to an international conference of their choice.

Questions? Please read the CiLN FAQ page or email Rebecca

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