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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. Entries for the 2019 award relate to work undertaken in New Zealand between June 2018 - June 2019.

To be eligible for the award you must be a registered Health Professional (or equivalent).

You can
nominate yourself or others

All nominations must be able to show demonstrable innovation and health system improvement through leadership in digital health. Facts, figures, examples and case studies to back up your claims wherever possible are welcomed.

All submissions will be judged by a 3-person panel, who will decide upon three finalists by 15 September 2019. The judges are; 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.

The finalists will go to a public vote between 7-21 October on 

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. (The winner will provide a short report on key insights from the conference to be shared with CiLN.)


Nominations close on 19 August.


The online form will ask the following questions:

  • Your name (person making the nomination)
  • Your email
  • Nominee’s name
  • Nominee’s job title
  • Nominee’s employer
  • Nominee’s email
  • Nominee’s health profession
  • Please detail work undertaken by the nominee in digital health in New Zealand, including evidence of their contributions, innovation and leadership skills. (Max 600 words)
  • Please detail the impact of the nominee's contributions and leadership in digital health and how this has benefited their department/ staff/ wider organisation/ NZ digital health sector/ consumer quality of care? (Max 600 words)
  • If you wish to supply a graphical/illustrative image with the entry please email this to Rebecca at

 Questions? Please read the CiLN Award FAQ page or email Rebecca

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