Here is a “hello” from the other side of the world. While writing this month’s newsletter, I am currently waiting for my flight to Tokyo, Japan. In the past few Health-Tech conferences held this year, we have studied Health Informatics cases of how the Japanese government is withstanding Japan’s aging population by spreading the use of technical products. Japan is also taking a leading role in the field of medical research and technology innovation. On 22nd November, I will attend the "HOSPEX Japan 2018” exhibitions, which bring together hundreds of medical and technology companies in the Tokyo Big Sight.
I also have the honor to attend one of the biggest health-tech conferences of the year in Japan. The “Health 2.0 Asia” annual conference has picked Tokyo this year. Health 2.0 has started in California in 2007 and keeps its outstanding position to introduce cutting-edge technologies in healthcare technology. As the management team announced the merge with HIMSS last year, this year's conference accelerates its progress more than ever. It will be my pleasure to share useful market resources with you, so please keep an eye on our newsletter and Facebook.
It has been a year since the establishment of the Healthcare Technology Association. The size of our community has expanded tremendously; we are able to reach more talented and active young professionals in the Auckland region, as well as the rest of New Zealand. We successfully held three professional networking events from June to December this year, including one event hosted by the University of Auckland. We are expecting more regular events to be held next year, and we cannot wait to see you again. I and the rest of the HTA committee would like to wish you a Merry Christmas and a happy new year. We believe every step we have taken together and every single connection we built will accelerate the process of health tech integration.
Christiane and the HTA team