Māori IT Company lays foundation for award winners

Waimauku Village Pharmacy makes a clean sweep of the Annual Pharmacy Guild Awards with new models of care supported by the Whānau Tahi platform.

Whānau Tahi managing director Ray Noonan says the fact that the Whānau Tahi platform is behind four major category winners at this year’s Pharmacy Awards is timely recognition for an IT company that has always punched above its weight.

Waimauku Phamarcy

The company owned by Waipareira is the brains behind the Whānau Tahi Connected Care platform, used by the supreme winner Waimauku Village Pharmacy.

The pharmacy, North West of Auckland, cleaned up at the Pharmacy Awards winning Community Pharmacy of the Year, Innovation in Delivering People Centred Care and Advice award and the RB Supreme award.

Ray said the Innovation in Delivering People Centred Care and Advice award was especially pleasing.

The category recognises stand out achievements including new services and how pharmacies have embraced technology to suit the needs of their community and to drive people centred care.

“For us, it’s about giving that power of self-care and determination to the people and not the specialist clinical staff,” Ray said.

“It’s about creating meaningful outcomes for whānau. “We are extremely pleased for Robbie Hannon, Diana Phone and their amazing team at Waimauku Village Pharmacy.”

Diana acknowledged Whānau Tahi for its on-going support.

“I would like to thank the team at Whānau Tahi for providing us with the tools and platform to enable innovation and integration with the primary care team and for your continuous support.”

Connected Care platform enables whānau, in partnership with health and Social service practitioners and professionals to take ownership of their well-being and agree a single whānau plan that supports them to get well, stay well and become self-determining in all aspects of their well-being, no matter what their circumstances or age.

There are four key foundations to the way Connected Care platform works: * Being person-centred and family and whānau focused * Enabling partnerships * Being informed by the evidence * Working together in cross sector inter-disciplinary teams.

This is not the first time Whānau Tahi has been recognised either locally or internationally. Last year it created history when it was a finalist in the 2016 Microsoft Partner of the Year Awards. They were the first NZ-based company to do so. That accolade came on the back of nominations for the NZ high tech awards.

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