Whānau Tahi

Putting Whānau in the Driving Seat

Whānau Tahi Connected Care is a keyICT enabler to the Counties Manukau Health, Ko Awatea Planned Proactive Care programme, a key work stream of the Manāaki Hauora programme “enabling whānau self-management”.

Manāaki Hauora incorporates a collection of workstreams focused on building capacity and capability in individuals with long term conditions to play an active role in their care (as a key member of their care team) where their aspirations are given top priority.

The Manāaki Hauora programme evidences:

“Self-management support can improve quality of life, clinical outcomes, and self-confidence for people with long-term physical and mental health conditions.

Helping people to manage their own health has benefit for individual clinicians and healthcare teams, as well as for patients and health care organisations.

Self-management support also represents better value for health care providers than the traditional disease-focused approach to care."

The Whānau Tahi platform supports practitioners, professionals and community workers from Health, Iwi, and Social Services sectors (Education, Housing, MBIE, Justice) to collaborate around a single whānau-centric personalised plan, to help and support whānau ‘get well, live well, stay well’ and become self-determining in all aspects of their physical, spiritual and economic well-being no matter what their circumstance or age, all with an eye on quantifying the ‘social return on investment’.

Whānau Tahi is considered by the ‘International Foundation for Integrated Care’ to be a pioneer in combining health and social information connecting whānau, providers, and funders to enable and empower whānau-centric, self-directed care for transformative, aspirational and generational whānau change.

Whānau Tahi continues to focus on R&D to further develop its consumer portal, to put whānau in the driving seat enabling whānau to pro-actively manage their wellbeing from anywhere using any internet enabled device.

‘Ma te huruhuru ka rere te manu’ (‘Without feathers the bird can’t fly’)

Ko Awatea Manāaki Hauora programme – SupportingWellness – ‘enabling whānau self-management’

Whānau Tahi solution suite enables Integrated Care

We believe Turuki Health is ahead of the game in its approach to improving physical, economic and health outcomes for the population it serves in South Auckland.

How it’s achieved this is through using our Whānau Tahi platform to deliver integrated care that wraps social and health care services around whānau to deliver better, faster, more convenient care closer to home that ultimately improves lives.


Collective Impact Alliances to support reduction of Obesity in children

Rates of childhood obesity dropping, but adults continue to tip the scale

Whilst obesity targets for children appear to have dropped by a significant 2% in the years 2015 - 2016 the data is unable to tell us the changes in behaviour and or activities of this cohort of children for us to focus on or to consolidate for further wellbeing gains.

Perhaps now is the time to release the power of the data available in the B4 Schools Checks data set held by the MoH as its Custodian, and to share this with other systems such as Whānau ora’s social plan which captures and measures tamariki aspirations for well-being in a whānau centred and supported approach.

This could include

‘Measuring the quality of school practices around food, physical education and active play which would tell us what goes on where children spend a large chunk of their day, ...........and this is just the beginning!

DHBs who have implemented Whanau Tahi’s B4 School Checks have exceeded reported targets

District Health Boards who have implemented Whanau Tahi’s B4 School Checks have exceeded reported targets.

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman said the latest results show DHBs have made good progress on the new raising healthy kids target - up 23 per cent on the previous quarter.


Hāpai congratulates Muriwhenua for promoting hauora Māori at Te Matatini 2017

maori public healthKapa haka favourites Muriwhenua will unveil a special new haka at the national kapa haka championships Te Matatini next week.

"Ko te wharetapu o muriwhenua” Thomas Strickland, Kaihaka of Muriwhenua said "The haka makes a stance against all the bad publicity making us look like the centre of harm in New Zealand.

So we want to paint a picture that this is not our house, this is not the house left to us by our tupuna."


Trust is a fundamental value in health - Video from HiNZ 2016

HiNZ 2016Whānau Tahi is focussed on bringing this value to its joined up health and social care solutions which leverage Whānau Ora principles to create Wai Ora (healthy families) where you & I as individuals are placed at the centre of care.

Our value based approach to integrating care is based on our mission to enable Whānau-centric self-directed care for transformative and generational Whānau change. From a Whānau perspective, this means ownership of their journey toward aspirational and overall well-being, leading to significantly better Whānau and stakeholder engagement and sustainable outcomes. From a service provider perspective, this means helping health and social service providers transform the way they support their clients and Whānau to achieve long-term, sustainable outcomes.

In a very real way, we provide a seamless “end to end” ecosystem for Whānau and Caregivers from Primary and Secondary Care, across the various Community Services sectors through to Marae and Whānau.

HiNZ 2016

More information about HiNZ

Our stand at HiNZ looked at our person/whanau centred shared and measured outcomes framework and showed how we measure social value and the unique yet proven solutions we can bring to your community to improve health and social well-being.

View Videos Taken at the Conference

B4 School Checks are giving more new entrants the best start

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says the Whanau Tahi IT platform is giving kids the best start to their school lives.

The B4 School Checks is one of the products available on the Whanau Tahi platform and helps identify potential health or development issues four year old children preparing for school may have.

Dr Coleman said more parents are sending their children to school for the first time this week in the knowledge a B4 School Check has picked up any issues at an early stage.


Planned and proactive care in Counties gets airing at world congress

Emergency department attendances and hospital bed days are well down for some of the sickest people in Counties Manukau, just as primary–secondary integration gathers momentum in the district.

A halving of ED and inpatient admission rates for “planned and proactive care” patientsin a year is giving some confidence to the DHB’s primary health and community servicesdirector, Benedict Hefford.


Meri kirihimete!

Tēnā koutou,

Your Whānau Tahi team wishes you a safe and sunny Christmas and a prosperous New Year!

“Meri kirihimete me ngā mihi o te tau hou ki a koutou katoa”

merry xmas 2016

Whanau Tahi at the World Wide Congress of Integrated Care

Whanau Tahi and Te Whanau o Waipareira were front and centre stage at the World Wide Congress of Integrated Care in Wellington last week where we were applauded as being world leaders in the delivery of integrated care with the ICT solutions required to support this.

Whanau Tahi ranked 10th in Deloitte50

Listen to Ray Noonan’s radio interview on Whanau Tahi being ranked 10th in Deloitte50.

Deloitte Fast50

Strategic Knowledge Partnership Announcement

Whānau Tahi announces a 3 Year strategic knowledge partnership with the International Foundation for Integrated Care (IFIC).

Whānau Tahi’s moemoea is for vital wellness data and family health plans to be shared across health, education, whānau ora, and social service providers to ensure each support person understands the unique needs and history of the whānau each step of the way, all with an eye on quantifying the ‘social return on investment’.