Healthcare Congress 2016
Welcome to the sixth NZ Healthcare Congress hosted by the Medical Technology Association of NZ (MTANZ) and NZ Health IT (NZHIT). The Healthcare Congress is part of the HealthTech Week, which is run in collaboration with the Consortium for Medical Device Technologies (CMDT).

The programme this year features many of the perennial issues and the opportunities that our combined industries face; fostering innovation, securing market access and providing value to healthcare stakeholders. In particular, consumers of health services are requiring a more individualised approach to their care whilst at the same time the health system has to determine the longer term future of healthcare balanced with the ability to define and fund the most appropriate models of care for the New Zealand population.

Hence, this year’s Congress theme of “Technology Enabled Healthcare” has been chosen to purposely focus all of us on technology-based solutions positioned as a key enabler to support the provision of health services; both now and into the future.

This is a timely topic as we’re all aware of the growing trend of collaborations and alliances being developed beyond traditional boundaries to form partnerships in the likes of pharma, biotech, genomics, software and data analytics.  At the same time, disruptive and innovative technologies are entering the medtech space; apps and wearable smart technologies are offering new ways of meeting patient demands. Healthcare stakeholders are asking how we can unlock the full value of technologies to meet New Zealand’s healthcare needs. 

All of the changes we are witnessing – be they technological, commercial or regulatory – demand that we approach solutions in a collaborative and constructive way. The NZ Healthcare Congress is an opportunity for you to become engaged, contribute to open panel discussions and be a part of forming the future direction of technology being used to enable healthcare delivery. 

We look forward to welcoming you to the New Zealand Healthcare Congress 2016.

Faye Sumner
CEO, Medical Technology Association of NZ

Scott Arrol


Collaborative Interactive Session – Wednesday 22 June 1:45-2:45pm

This year’s Healthcare Congress has a focus on the recently released New Zealand Health Strategy 2016 and the role that health technologies will play in enabling the success of this Strategy over the coming 10+ years. The Interactive Session that you will be participating in is an opportunity for you to provide your input into this future direction. So, if you haven’t already done so, please review and familiarise yourself with the NZ Health Strategy by following the link below. Hard copies of the Strategy will be available when you arrive at the Healthcare Congress on the 21st and 22nd of June.


Professor Scott Wallace                                         Dr Michael S. Weiner DO, MSM, MSIST
Associate Professor, Dell School of Medicine,                        Chief Medical Information Officer, IBM Healthcare
University of Texas at Austin, USA



Book your tickets for the Congress Innovation Awards Dinner when you register for the Congress.