Key themes of the 2019 HealthTech Conference include:
Navigating the New Regulatory Environment
As New Zealand looks to introducing its own Therapeutic Products legislation for medical devices’ regulation, it also needs to understand and utilise the significant new European Union regulations being implemented. There will be an enormous impact on all phases of the CE Mark process, including pre-market approval, data requirements and post-market surveillance. How can New Zealand draw on global best practice and not duplicate and disrupt processes here?
Industry Outlook & Insights
From precision medicine, connected platforms and apps to artificial intelligence, data and media, the future of healthcare is changing rapidly. With new people-centric advances that drive better customer experiences and adherence, patient outcomes are improving. How will New Zealand payers cover the next generation of healthcare? What insights into New Zealand’s own medical technology development?
Navigating a single central decision maker’s requirement(s)
New Zealand is committed to centralising health technology assessment, capping the funding for and managing all national procurement of Medical Technology under PHARMAC. With no precedent globally how can the industry and the sector come to understand this and deliver the requirements of a single decision maker? Can this be achieved while striving for improved patient outcomes
Innovation and Evolution
New Zealand has an enviable reputation as a healthcare sector that encourages and embraces innovation and evolution of medical technologies. How can the sector evolve to preserve the culture of innovation and the benefits that flow to patient outcomes as the pace of changes increases globally but the time lines and complexity for market access in NZ grow?