Healthtech Week 2018

12-13 Jun : Overview

Tuesday 12 & Wednesday 13 June 2018 | Aotea Centre

New Zealand's healthcare sector benefits greatly from the growing number of people who work across the board range of Medical Technologies.  Stakeholders are focused upon providing New Zealanders with healthier lives while while building an innovative health care sector.

Join the important discussions regarding future trends, NZ market access, regulations for medical technology.

Preliminary Programme - Tuesday 12th June 2018

Please check back for updates to the programme

Start End TUESDAY 12TH JUNE 2018 Speaker
7.30 8.30 Registration Open (Levene Foyer)
Exhibition Open and Welcome Refreshments (Upper NZI)
8.30 8.40 Welcome and Opening Remarks (Lower NZI 2&3) Erin Currie, Country Manager Olympus NZ Chair, MTANZ Board 

Dr Diana Siew, Associate Director MedTech CoRE & CMDT
    Opening Keynote International speakers
Invited speakers will update and comment on the NZ Health Strategy and the future of Healthcare. Highlight disruptive technologies and how they may be integrated into the health system and the challenges being faced to introduce new means of delivering healthcare.
8.40 8.50 Opening Remarks Andrew Patterson, Conference Moderator
 8.50 9.50 Ask Doctor Google
How Google helped Chile to streamline and share private and public data.
Aashima Gupta, Global Head, Google Web Services Healthcare
 9.50 10.20 tbc : Sharecare – Innovation in Digital Health Platforms  
    The draft Therapeutic Products Legislation is expected to be released for consultation in 2018. This will profoundly change the MedTech industry with a registration process and associated costs. What could the legislation look like?
10.50 11.20 Regulations Update:  Proposed Therapeutic Products Legislation Chris James, Group Manager – Medsafe Ministry of Health
 11.20 11.50 International Trends in Device Regulations Brian Kersten, International Regulatory Affairs Director, Abbott USA
11.50 12.00 Clinical Trials in NZ – Report from Monday’s NZ Research & Clinical Trials Opportunities Forum Professor John Windsor, Associate Director of MedTech CoRE & Director Surgical Translationary Research Centre, Auckland
12.00 12.30 District Health Boards’ Procurement Strategy Dr Kevin Snee, CEO Hawkes Bay DHB
1.30 2.00 tbc:  Procurement: the unexpected driver of value-based healthcare
Gabriela Prada,  MD, Strategist, Health Policy Systems, Global Government Affairs, Medtronic will outline value based contracting
2.00 2.30 A Panel of Healthcare Leaders will discuss the importance of procurement processes that can support innovative solutions to improve healthcare efficiencies. Can procurement policy be used effectively to introduce innovative medical technology to deliver improved efficiencies and patient outcomes? What part does the clinician play in the procurement process?

Megan Main, CEO, NZ Health Partnerships
Andrea Pettett, CEO, NZ Orthopaedic Association
Dr Kevin Snee, CEO, Hawkes Bay District Health Board
2.30 2.40 Renaissance of the NZ Health Innovation Hub
Innovative device for managing COPD developed with DHB collaboration.
Andrew Old, Chief of Strategy, Participation and Improvement, Auckland District Health Board
    Innovation CMDT presentations TBC  
    Health outcomes that matter to patients over the cost of delivering the outcomes equals Value-Based Health Care (VBHC). HealthTech Week continues to explore VBHC and welcomes panellists to update international and local progress.  
 3.40 4.40 Dr Lloyd McCann - Chief Executive Officer for Mercy Radiology and Clinics, local examples of VBHC from the private sector.

Thorston Engel -Partner, Delloitte will speak about Health Technology Assessment for value based decisions.

Juliet Hull – General Manager Johnson & Johnson Medical NZ

Natalie Lawandi - Medtronic
 4.40 5.10 Patient Perspectives
Healthcare users will talk about their personal experiences with medical technology and the implications of changing technology on their quality of life. What is important to the patient to enable them to engage in a fulfilling and productive life?

Johnson & Johnson Medical
Youth MDA Board Member
Auckland DHB – COPD patient
 5.10 5.20 Summary of the Day Andrew Patterson, Conference Moderator
 5.20 7.00 MedTech Fair & Welcome Reception
MedTech Fair at which MTANZ members and clinicians will demonstrate currently used Medical Devices and encourage hands on participation by delegates. These will include surgical procedures (delegates may try their hand at one), demonstrating devices and outlining integrated programmes.
 7.30   HealthTech Week Gala Dinner & MTANZ Innovation Awards
HealthTech Week Gala Dinner
Auckland City Art Gallery
Guest Speaker: Professor Dr Stuart Gowland, Urologist Canterbury DHB : Building a Mobile Surgery Service
Guest Speaker Professor Dr Stuart Gowland, Urologist Canterbury
*Some invited speakers are not yet confirmed & programme is subject to change.

Preliminary Programme - Wednesday 13th June 2018

Start End WEDNESDAY 13TH JUNE 2018 Speaker
8.00 9.00 Registration Open (Levene Foyer)
Exhibition Open and Welcome Refreshments (Upper NZI)
8.20 8.30 Welcome Back and Opening Remarks Andrew Patterson, Master of Ceremonies
8.30 9.00 Economic Perspective on the NZ Economy and flow on to Healthcare Shamubeel Eaqub – Partner, Sense Partners
9.00 10.00 Amazon increasingly is turning its attention to Healthcare. In NZ where Amazon’s impact to date is modest are there ways the web and technology giant can help? Patrick Combes, Global Technical Leader – Healthcare & Life Sciences, Amazon Web Services
10.00 10.30 Hon David Clark, Minister for Health and Associate Minister of Finance  
11.00 11.30 What does 21st Century procurement mean? Colin Hui – General Manager Procurement, NZ Health Partnerships Ltd
 11.30 12.15 Trends in NZ Supply Chain Management. An expert panel discusses how the supply chain for healthcare in NZ is adapting to the evolving procurement landscape.

Angela Morley, Waikato DHB
Cushla Currie, Commercial Relationship Manager (Health) OneLink
Michael Broome, Executive GM, Healthcare Logistics
Peter Stephens, CEO GS1 NZ
12.15 1.00 District Health Boards (DHB) Aligning Clinical Practice with the Pharmaceutical Schedule
Medical Devices are to be assessed by PHARMAC for procurement by DHBs. The role of Clinical Product Co-ordinators (CPC) will need to evolve towards integrating listed devices into procedures/paths of care, ensuring alignment across DHBs. Can there be a national process for transitioning DHBs to contracted devices they desire or are required to procure from the Schedule?

Colin Hui – GM Procurement , NZ Health Partnerships Ltd.
Alicia Lane – Waikato DHB TBC
PHARMAC – lessons from wound care TBC
Elaine Jones – Wellington CPC TBC
Andrew Hickey – CEO Intermed Medical
 2.00 2.40 A view from Southern Cross on the future of Healthcare in NZ and the impact of Health Technology Assessment (HTA) can have on that future Dr Stephen Child, Chief Medical Officer, Southern Cross Healthcare, Auckland
    How will PHARMAC’s ambitious targets impact access for devices and procedures?

PHARMAC is aiming to achieve significant savings for Vote Health in medical devices, and to create systems to enable effective and fair allocation of resources across all medicines and medical device technologies. Will these dramatic changes have an affect on non Vote Health and private providers? How can these groups work together to deliver Value Based Healthcare?
2.20 2.40 PHARMAC Update Sara Fitt, Chief Executive, PHARMAC, Wellington, NZ
2.40 3.10 Can Public and Private Hospitals work together to deliver Value Based Healthcare?

Sarah Fitt, CEO, PHARMAC, Wellington, NZ
Dr Stephen Child, CMO Southern Cross Healthcare, Auckland
Graham Dyer, Head of Provider Service Delivery ACC Wellington, NZ
Dr Lloyd McCann, Private Hospital Association
Pieter Wijnhoud, CEO OBEX Medical
 3.30   Summary and Close  
 3.30 4.00 Refreshments for MTANZ AGM (Lower NZI Foyer)  
 4.00 5.30 MTANZ AGM (Members Only)  
 5.30 6.30 Networking drinks with MedTech CoRE delegates (Lower NZI Foyer)  
*Some invited speakers are not yet confirmed & programme is subject to change.


Hon Dr David Clark

Minister of Health, Associate Minister of Finance

Patrick Combes
World Wide Technical Leader for Healthcare & Life Sciences
Amazon AWS

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Aashima Gupta

Google Cloud

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Dr Gabriela Prada
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Andrew Patterson


Sarah Fitt

CEO, Pharmac

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Victoria Jantke
Medical Technology Association of NZ
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