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eHealthNews Webinar

 

Digital labs and the response to Covid-19
12:30pm to 1:30pm, Wednesday 19th August

 

The first Covid-19 lockdown drove an increase in the use of electronic ordering for lab tests. Alongside this, a national clinical data repository (CDR) for all Covid-19 test results was created by ESR and Sysmex as a repository for all Covid-19 test results from labs across New Zealand. This made it easier for information to be made available for the intelligence reporting that ESR provides to the National Health Coordination Centre. Hear more about digital labs and the impact of Covid-19 in this webinar.

HiNZ would like to thank Sysmex for sponsoring this webinar

 

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About the Expert Panel

Webinar facilitated by Rebecca McBeth, HiNZ News Editor.

 

Panel participants are:

  • Colin McKenzie, Sales Director, Sysmex New Zealand
  • Gareth Orme, Head of Information Systems, Medlab Central Ltd
  • Bev Nicolls, Clinical Director Information Systems, Nelson Marlborough DHB
  • Richard Medlicott, General Practitioner, Island Bay Medical Centre

 

Colin McKenzie

Sales Director

Sysmex New Zealand

 

Colin is passionate about the benefits of digital health for healthcare providers and their patients and has been an advocate of delivering paperless workflows for clinicians and laboratories for several years. Through his work at Sysmex he has collaborated with the MOH, HISO standards groups, NZ DHBs and laboratories to innovate solutions that provide continuous improvement in quality and efficiency. Colin has been a member of HINZ since inception.

 


Gareth Orme

Head of Information Systems
Medlab Central Ltd

 

Gareth has been leading the information systems team for Medlab Central – Sonic Healthcare since 2005.

Medlab Central have always been keen to innovate and initiate. This is reflected through our significant presence in the computerised physician order entry arena – in production environments since 2010.

In the intervening years the team at Medlab Central have engaged in several projects to implement seamless electronic laboratory orders with vendor engagement, through five DHB’s, in both primary and secondary care.

 

Bev Nicolls

Clinical Director Information Systems

Nelson Marlborough DHB

 

I’ve been CD IS (part-time) since 2013 and am a GP by trade.  I’ve been involved with clinical IT since 1994, driving collection and use of data in GP systems in a way that is ‘painless’ for my GP colleagues!  I’m now applying those principles to my secondary care colleagues.


I’m passionate about the opportunities that Digital Health is increasingly offering and have been busy during the ‘COVID-days’ making the most of a number of opportunities to push faster with some key initiatives.  I am relentlessly optimistic about our progress towards the tipping-point of a truly digital health system that benefits clinicians and patients through smarter ways of working then generating decision support back to the coalface via the data collected.

 

Richard Medlicott

General Practitioner

Island Bay Medical Centre

 

Richard is a GP at Island Bay Medical Centre in Wellington. He has a long interest in Health IT. He is also past Medical Director for the Royal NZ College of General Practitioners. He sits on the board of Tu Ora-Compass PHO as an elected trustee. He is not as much of a committee doctor these days, with past involvement with Snomed International , Medtech, Health Information Standards Group and the Primary Care Information Management Group.
 
He remains a keen proponent of telehealth and the use of digital technology to enhance, not replace, continuity of care and a primary care lead health system.

 


Webinar facilitator:

 

Rebecca McBeth
HiNZ News Editor

 

Rebecca McBeth joined the HiNZ team as editor of eHealthNews.nz in January 2018. Rebecca was previously news editor at Digital Health Intelligence in London and prior to that, was the senior health reporter at The Christchurch Press, where she won a NZ Canon Media Award and a NZ Reporting Diversity award. Based in Auckland, she is committed to communicating news, experience and knowledge throughout New Zealand’s data and digital health sector.

 


How to connect to the webinar
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  • Register in advance to have a seamless connection on the day.
  • You only have to register for the webinar showcase once and you will automatically get access to all free webinars.
  • You can view each webinar live or view on-demand later.
>> Register now <<

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