How digital defines health: removing friction for improved patient experience

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Healthcare leaders in AU and NZ are invited to join this virtual roundtable on ‘How digital defines health: removing friction for improved patient experience’. It is a great opportunity to see how technology is shaping the way people ‘live well, stay well, and get well’.

The session will explore best practices from leading organisations on enabling virtual patient engagements and empowering a remote workforce. Participants will examine available tools that can help provide support across different digital channels, improve security services, and mitigate risk.

An expert moderator will guide the knowledge-sharing event, stimulating discussion between attendees in a closed, confidential environment. Attendance is by invitation only and complimentary. Registration is limited to a certain number of guests per event.

How digital defines health: removing friction for improved patient experience

Digital innovation has played a critical role in building resilience in the global healthcare industry. Hospitals and pharmaceutical companies alike have turned to technology to enable virtual patient engagements and allow a globally dispersed workforce to do their jobs remotely now more than ever. But there is more work to be done, especially as already stretched health systems now need a long-overdue digital tech injection.

Whether organisations are working on groundbreaking scientific discoveries to develop life-saving vaccines and therapies, increasing agility in medical supply chains, or protecting workers and patients, they need to accelerate and scale the adoption of digital technologies. These include telehealth, remote patient monitoring, and the use of digital channels to measure, assess, and monitor health status.

  • How are digital experience expectations of both employees and patients changing in respect to the services they provide or receive? Are health systems delivering on the promise?
  • What must companies do to support the easy integration and sharing of information, providing access to accurate health data, and simplifying processes?
  • How can healthcare leaders overcome the challenges of securing critical systems and PHI data while enabling employee productivity?

Attended by:

Head of Infrastructure & Operations at Abano Healthcare
Acting Executive Director of Nursing at Canterbury District Health Board
Director of Allied Health Professionals at Southern DHB
Director of Data & Analytics at Auckland City Hospital
Director of Technology at Australia – China Health Accelerator / Halley Assist
Nursing Director at Canterbury District Health Board
Program Director at New Dunedin Hospital at Ministry of Health
Service Clinical Director Diabetes at Auckland DHB
Associate Director of Nursing and Operations at Midcentraldhb
Associate Director of Nursing at Midcentraldhb
General Manager Corporate at Whanganui District Health Board
Project Manager at Southern Health District Board
Business Analyst at Southern Health District Board

For insight on this event, photos and guest interactions, see our post on LinkedIn.

10:30 am: Ortus Master of Ceremonies to make introductions
10:35 am: Short Introduction by Unisys
10:45 am: Discussion instigated by the moderator and continued by the group
11:00 am: November is Remembrance Day and at 11:00 am there is usually a 2-minute silence to remember people who have died in wars
11:45 am: End of session

Hosted by Unisys

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Gabe Rijpma moderator


CEO | Aceso Health

Gabe loves leading passionate people with a dedicated purpose that leads to better outcomes. Their team at Aceso Health focuses relentlessly on applying digital technology to improving the health system. Ultimately it is about delivering better health outcomes and systemic improvements they can all be proud of.

As a 25 year veteran in the technology industry, Gabe found his passion with technology at the age of 12. He learned early the power of digital and made it his life long passion.

During his 20 year career at Microsoft, fulfilling his childhood dream, he also discovered his passion for making health better. At Aceso, their team and him are embarking on a journey to deliver a better way to help clinicians, patients and loved ones experience the health system..

Leon Sayers - moderator


Director Advisory, APAC | Unisys

Leading the APAC Advisory practice at Unisys, specialising in Digital Transformation, Hybrid/Multi Cloud, Digital Workspace, ITSM, Operational Intelligence, Application Modernisation and Automation.

I leverage my strengths and experience gathered over more than 20 years in ICT. My particular area of focus is helping organisations in their transformation journey, by turning strategy into reality.

As the Lead Management Consultant in the development of Digital Transformation projects, I have developed deep, first-hand insight into how organisations can leverage technology to achieve improved efficiencies, employee cultural change, enhanced productivity and performance.

Greg Thomas - speaker


Solution Executive, APAC | Unisys

Greg Thomas is a solution executive at Unisys Asia Pacific based in Wellington, New Zealand. He is a successful professional with more than 30 years’ experience in the IT industry covering various facets including operations, system administration, architecture, software design/development and for the past 20 years has been presales solutioning across a variety of technologies.

Greg is a skilled technologist with strong financial and commercial acumen, working as an advocate to solve customer challenges in a mutually beneficial way. He is an effective communicator who takes the time to understand the challenges to be solved and uses his experience to design a solution and effectively communicate it to all levels of an organisation in easy-to-understand ways.

Greg is comfortable working in a consulting capacity, or designing solutions in an Enterprise Architect capacity, either leading a team, or supporting a team. He considers all aspects of the solutions including how it achieves the outcome required, the financial structure, commercial terms, risks and schedule to achieve the desired results.

Ultimately, Greg’s mission is to be recognised as a trusted advisor by customers and colleagues alike, he strives to achieve high levels of customer satisfaction with the solutions proposed in a manner that addresses both immediate requirements with an eye on the future roadmap.

Greg is passionate in promoting automation, Artificial Intelligence, and Machine Learning to address day-to-day operational challenges and improve the reliability and consistency of service to the end customers.

Greg actively supports opportunities across Asia Pacific, including Australia, Japan, China, Malaysia, Philippines and New Zealand. He has successfully led the solutioning activities for many large and complex new logo and expansion deals in the Defence, Government, Financial and Telco sectors across the region.

Event Detail

Thursday, November 11, 2021 10:30
New Zealand

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