Hello, I am Christiane Zhao. It has been a while since we send out newsletters for you. Since the Women in Health IT Conference, our team are working efficiency to express this community’s thoughts to different industrials leaders and organisations during the past month. We always believe this is what organising and essence is all about.
Several interesting thing to share with you.
I attended the Health Tech Week 2019 in early July, and a lot of attention has been drawn to the Therapeutic Product Bills.The Therapeutic Products Bill would replace the Medicines Act 1981 and establish a new regulatory scheme for therapeutic products. During the conference, a consultation process has involved and several professionals has raised concerns and drawn confusion to the draft. For more information, please watch my Vlog 6 in CareTechdia(on Vimeo).
I visited Scott Arrol, the CEO of NZHIT, with Gabriella Laude, Sammy Choudary and Gabriel Siman. We are expected to generate a summer internship programme for both of our students and Health IT companies in Auckland. If you have any suggestions, please kindly send an email to me or my team. We are expected to launch the programme by the end of the year. This programme is expected to provide students opportunities to work in the health-tech industries and close the gap between students and the industries. We will also carefully control the gender ratio to ensure all genders receive equal benefits from this programme.
The Ministry of Health also invited me as the first guest speaker to talk at the Health Women’s Network. We mark this as an achievement for the committee team, as well as for you, as an active participant in our community. We are glad that our stories can inspire more professionals across all levels in the healthcare and technology industry, and we are expected to walk further and further by standing shoulders and shoulders with any single one of you.
Lastly, we are planning to host an orientation event on mid-August. We will release more information about this event very soon.
I deeply appreciate your participation in the Healthcare Technology Association NZ. As mentioned before, I am expected to fly to America to continue my Health-Tech journey in Boston by the end of August. During my time away, I will work with Gaberilla Laude, the co-president, in a distance. Please continue to support our committee team as always.
Here to the strong men and women: May we know them, may we be them and may we raise them.
Christiane and the HTA team