Health Technology in Canterbury
The Mayor of Canterbury, Winton Dalley, started the conference with an official regional report about Canterbury. He highlighted the urgent needs for technology to help solve health care access issues in the region’s deprived areas. New Zealand may be a country with particularly low population density and poorer public funding on health technology, but the good thing is that we can come together with the goal to benefit our population’s quality of life using improved health technology. The government states that high tech aggregate culture is significantly important, as well as high quality digital connectivities. Some of the part-time nurses in this district travelled thousands, and even millions, of kilometers annually to provide primary care in highly deprived and rural areas. Mobile health does not only help to deal with capital supply issues, but also helps to strengthen rural health services. Various technologies are currently publicised to be available, but are not affordable in high needs areas. Therefore, the challenges for Health IT professionals are to identify telehealth solutions to achieve equal access to care.
Technology applications in the current Healthcare market:
A photo taken in the "Emerging Tech in Health" Conference. The HTA CEO, Christiane Zhao(left) with the Mayor of Hurunui , Winton Dalley(right). Winton has been marked as one of the "most Influential Mayor" in New Zealand.