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Date:  Wednesday 23  June 2021
Venue: Cordis Hotel Auckland

Join and hear from renowned speakers how the changing healthcare landscape will impact the way businesses service the New Zealand healthcare market.

Wednesday 23 June 2021 - Programme

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07.00  08.30 WiHT (Women in HealthTech) Breakfast Meeting
Speakers/Panelists: Dr Liz Berryman (Founder and Director of chnnl), Margaret Wilsher (Respiratory Physician, Honorary Professor University of Auckland and CMO Auckland District Health Board), Grant Frear (Consulting Partner at Deloitte)
This is a networking breakfast with a panel discussion focused on the theme “Call Out for Change”. The panelists are knowledgeable and experienced experts with proficiency in the health sector, technology or diversity.
09.30  09.45 Welcome and Opening Remarks - Erin Currie, MTANZ Board Chair & Country Manager Philips Healthcare NZ
09.45  10.15 Opening Keynote from Ministry of Health - Dr Ashley Bloomfield, Director-General of Health
10.15  10.30 NZHiT Health Opportunities Aotearoa - Ryl Jensen, General Manager of NZHIT
NZHiT recently released a pivotal report;  Hauora, Mauri Ora: Enabling a Healthier Aotearoa New Zealand. Ryl, a main contributor, will summarise how the report sets out a different approach to procurement, looks to foster innovation amongst the digital health sector, and takes a look at how consumer led health could lead to improvements in the health and well-being of New Zealanders. She’ll also talk about the opportunity we have in front of us to recapture the position New Zealand once held as a global leader in digital health solutions and innovation. 
10.30  10.45 Implementing Health Sector Reforms - Emily Mailes, Lead Policy Advisor, Transition Unit EY
The Health & Disability System Review was charged with recommending system-level changes that would be sustainable, lead to better and more equitable outcomes for all New Zealanders. The direction of the reforms are now public as announced by Minister of Health, Hon Andrew Little. What will the new health system look like and how will the medical supply companies interface with the proposed health system. 
10.45  11.15 Morning Tea & Showcase
11.15  12.15 How Value Based Healthcare can inform Health Sector Reforms - Facilitator Rebecca McBeth, News Editor of Health Informatics New Zealand (HiNZ)
Speakers: Shayne Hunter (Deputy Director-General, Data and Digital), Lloyd McCann (CEO Mercy Radiology & Clinics), Sarah Najdek (GM & CD Johnson & Johnson Medical NZ)
Value Based Healthcare in NZ  The aim of the speakers and panel is to move towards an assessment of quality, services and solutions to ensure equitable access and outcomes for all New Zealanders. Which is aligned with the overarching objective of current health sector reforms.

12.15 12.45 Value Based Health Care Panel 
Panelists: Lisa Williams (Director of Operations PHARMAC), Emily Mailes (Senior Policy Adviser Ernst & Young), Shayne Hunter, Lloyd McCann, Sarah Najdek
12.45 13.45 Lunch & Showcase
13.45 14.15 Managing the Skills Shortage - Deb Bailey, Leadership Coach
We are delighted to welcome Deb Bailey to the MTANZ HealthTech Conference to help answer important questions on and share her insights into how MTANZ members can achieve more with less. How managers can assess whether the right talent is available or how to better utilise an existing talent base. Finally how do we refocus businesses and people in this dynamic environment?
14.15  14.30 PHARMAC Update - Lisa Williams, Director of Operations PHARMAC
14.30 15.45 PHARMAC Update and Interactive Workshop
In this session, PHARMAC’s Director of Operations, Lisa Williams, will update the MTANZ HealthTech Conference on progress towards central procurement and management of medical devices.
Following Lisa’s update, PHARMAC will host an interactive workshop to share their proposed approach for the health technology assessment (HTA) of devices.
15.45 16.15 Therapeutic Products Legislation Update - Fiona Ryan, Manager Therapeutics, Systems Strategy & Policy, Ministry of Health 
The proposed Therapeutic Products Bill continues to be advanced with a draft legislation being developed, taking into account the consultation process that Ministry of Health (MOH) undertook early 2019. While the process to introduce a new regulatory scheme for New Zealand was stalled while MOH refocused on COVID-19 response, the work is now gathering momentum again.
16.15 16.20 Conference Close - Faye Sumner, MTANZ CEO
16.20 16.40 Afternoon Tea
16.30 17.30 MTANZ AGM Members Only
17.30   Networking Drinks


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