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2015 HiNZ Conference Interviews
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One of our 2015 Conference Exhibitors, Mobile Health, conducted interviews on the red couch with Keynote Speakers at the HiNZ 2015 Conference in Christchurch. Click here to watch them all or click on the individual's name in the list below.



Mobile Health

To facilitate the sharing of knowledge between health professionals, Mobile Health provides a wide range of video and telehealth services. These services include the Rural Health Education Hub, the Telehealth Resource Centre ( and other video filming and production services. This is provided in partnership with the Ministry of Health run alongside the mobile surgical bus ( which provides low risk elective day surgery to rural New Zealand.





Dr Hong Sheng Chiong

Mobile technology to increase access to ophthalmic care

Dr Chiong, an Ophthalmology Registrar from Gisborne Hospital, won the active project/development category in the 2015 Clinicians Challenge, a joint initiative by the National Health IT Board and Health Informatics New Zealand.

Graeme Osborne

Single Electronic Health Record
Graeme Osborne discusses the announcement of the single electronic health record for New Zealand.

Annette Hicks

IBM Healthcare
Annette Hicks discusses IBM Healthcares work to aggregate data on a health platform and to perform sophisticated analytics to drive actionable insights.

Dr Robyn Whittaker

mHealth Application Research and Development
Dr Robyn Whittaker from the National Institute of Health Innovation at the University of Auckland discusses some of the mHealth applications being developed in New Zealand.

Simon Kos

Microsoft - Health Industry Manager
How we modernise healthcare sustainably - today, tomorrow and the future.

Denise Irvine

Waikato Telehealth - HINZ 2015
Denise discusses telehealth in the Waikato region and throughout New Zealand.

David Hepburn

Orion Health
Patient-centred software platforms connecting the healthcare system together.

Kyle Ford

WellSouth Primary Health Network 

Kyle Ford CIO at WellSouth Primary Health Network (PHO) introduces their VIDYO video conferencing platform which has been trialled throughout their PHO, and is being implemented by other PHOs throughout the South Island.

Thomas Conway

IBM Research Australia

Genomics Research - DNA sequencing and interpreting the data. Pathogens, super bugs and infection control.

The Canterbury Initiative

Michael O'Donnell and Stella Ward discuss The Canterbury Initiative from CDHB, and how this has been communicated at the 2015 HINZ Conference.


Suzi Shaw Lyons

IBM Watson Health
Bringing together healthcare and social care data to provide better outcomes.

Matt Hector-Taylor

Whanau Tahi
Enabling collaboration between care providers to support patient/whānau self-management in their aspirational pathways and goals.


David Shepherd

Sound Business Systems
David discusses how existing products like Winscribe, a leading digital dictation solution has developed to complete clinical correspondence systems.

Gary Nelson

Project Management Books for Children
Gary Nelson discussed his Project Management books.
Gazza's Guide to Practical Project Management -
The books written for children include The Ultimate Tree House Project, The Scariest Haunted House Project - Ever!, The Amazing Scoence Fair Project and The Valentines Day Project Disaster. These are available from

Greg Ward
Master of Ceremonies


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