Breakfasts at HIC provides opportunities for delegates to connect and share knowledge and ideas on key topics and latest trends.

Seats are limited and right of entry is at the discretion of the breakfast sponsor.

Expressions for breakfast attendance are taken during online registration.

BREAKFAST    Tuesday 26 July 2016
How Canterbury DHB is connecting care across communities in New Zealand (invite only)
New Zealand’s Canterbury District Health Board (DHB) was facing huge challenges with rising admissions and wait times, isolated GPs, a shortage of aged care beds and qualified staff.

Join us for this breakfast session to discover how Canterbury DHB overcame these obstacles and set new global benchmarks for whole of system thinking.

The Canterbury Health System has been transformed in many ways for example by saving patients more than 1.5 million days of waiting for treatment in four clinical areas, in just 3 years and delivering 95% of scans within 6 weeks. According to influential English health charity The King’s Fund, Canterbury’s experience demonstrates how the integration of previously fragmented systems can improve patient care, reduce hospital demand, and connect community services.

As the country’s second largest DHB serving over 500,000 people, Canterbury has cultivated an innovative approach to shared care records, a south island-wide patient management system and patient engagement systems.

nigelmilar In this exclusive session Dr Nigel Millar, Southern District Health Board’s Chief Medical Officer, will explain how it pioneered a unique people-focused system that connects health and social services, hospitals, GPs and communities.

Dr Nigel Millar
Chief Medical Officer, Southern District Health Board

PROFILEPreviously, Nigel was CMO for the Canterbury District Health Board for just over ten years. During this time he participated in a transformational change to an integrated and connected health system. A Geriatrician and Internal Medicine Physician by training – Newcastle UK – he came to Christchurch in 1992. During ten years as Clinical Director of the Older Persons Health Service he participated in the Elder Care Canterbury initiative which created a unified and coordinated aged care community plus a series of successful improvement initiatives. Nigel has led from the front in championing the implementation of clinical information systems – most lately a common shared record across the health service. The need for which was highlighted after the 2011 Christchurch earthquake. As part of his work in aged care, Nigel has promoted the implementation of a standardised comprehensive assessment. Consequently the InterRAI assessment protocol is standard across the country in the community and currently being rolled out in residential care. Nigel is a member of the National Health IT Board, an advisor to the Health Quality and Safety Commission. He is also the InterRAI Fellow for New Zealand and a director of the Health Round Table. He continues clinical practice in Internal Medicine and Geriatrics. He is a committed lifelong cyclist and an advocate for active transport.


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BREAKFAST    Wednesday 27 July 2016
The digital hospital journey: Comprehensive strategies for driving transformational change (invite only)
HIC breakfastMoving toward a digital, paperless hospital environment is a journey that involves a holistic approach to planning that goes well beyond technology implementation. Some key considerations include hospital design, workforce readiness, and governance strategy. Tools like the HIMSS EMR Adoption Model (EMRAM) help to chart a hospital’s progress, identify gaps, and drive funding.


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