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Wai-Research provides the academic backbone that informs roadmaps for Whānau Tahi

This week Wai-Research launched two important publications that look into Māori child wellbeing and the widening gaps in Māori Mental Health, and also announced Emeritus Professor Sir Mason Durie as Pou (Patron) of the research unit.

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Whānau Tahi presentation at US conference

Waipareira CEO, John Tamihere, was centre stage in the USA for an Impact Convergence Conference leading in to a week long gathering of more than 3000 social entrepreneurs and evaluators. John, a Board member of Social Value International, was a keynote speaker at the conference in Atlanta, Georgia. Waipareira has an existing Memorandum of Understanding with the Atlanta-based Families First.

Whānau Tahi CEO, Steve Keung, also attended the conference and led a break out session on the Whānau Tahi, sharing it's unique Whanau Ora software platforms, tools and resources. Social Value International partnered with American Evaluation Association (AEA) to bring this group, from all over the world, together to advance the state of the art of social impact measurement.

Here are the presentations John presented to the conference.

Overview of Whanau Ora EIC Atlanta 261016 (PDF)

Impact Measurement Atlanta (PDF)

Our CEO’s inspiring words in Idealog magazine recently

“Using tech to lift whanau.” Inspiring words from Stephen Keung, WhanauTahi’s CEO, in Idealog magazine.

Seven years on from creating technology to connect whānau to the right resources for health, wealth and wellbeing, we’re tracking incredible results and uplifting outcomes.

Me pānui tatou: idealog.co.nz

Whanau Tahi Selected in Deloittes Fast 50 Index 2016

Fast 50

Whanau Tahi acquisition of Simpl Health

Vital wellness data and family health plans 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’.

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Whānau Tahi strengthens with SimplHealth acquisition

Whānau Tahi Limited, the Waipareira Trust subsidiary with growing interests in IT, health and well-being, today announced the acquisition of SimplHealth, the well-known health IT specialist behind the technology powering New Zealand’s ePrescription Service.

The acquisition means the teams, products and services of SimplHealth will be merged with Whānau Tahi with immediate effect.

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Whānau Tahi Newsletter July 2016

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Finance Minister Bill English endorses Whanau Tahi

The Deputy Prime Minister told Te Pou Matakana's Measuring What Matters conference in Auckland this morning Whanau Ora was already one of the most-audited, most-measured systems around, and he wants to rest of the state sector to meet a similar standard of reporting.

He wants government to develop something like Whanau Tahi Navigator, which gives Whanau Ora providers a view of clients across a range of services.

Mr English says Whanau Ora faces resistance because its success will force other agencies to change.

" So over the next couple of years as we build that toolkit around concepts and ideas that are pretty straight forward that you're implementing, I'm hoping and it's still a hope, you will see the other government systems you interact with gradually become more aligned with the type of approach that you are taking," he says.

Bill English expects the smarter government and mainstream agencies to start competing with Whanau Ora once they see the money is going to commissioning agencies like Te Pou Matakana.

Source: www.waateanews.com

 

International Foundation for Integrated Care - IFIC.

Goodwin

Whānau Tahi recently hosted Dr Nick Goodwin, Co-founder and CEO of the International Foundation for Integrated Care - IFIC.

Nick introduced the International Foundation for Integrated Care, its work and mission and then went on to discuss the current global movement to more people-centred and integrated solutions.

The presentation from the evening is now available for download (2.4Mb PDF).

Supporting Whanau Change with Today’s Data and Tomorrow’s Technology

13 July 2016 Auckland

Technology is reshaping our lives and providing us with the potential to provide better service which is quicker, more tailored and more cost effective.

The one day Hui explores the opportunities and challenges of harnessing the power of technology and delivering on this promise, whatever sector we work within. Participants will get updates on leading technologies from industry experts, learn international best practices and explore technology and productivity solutions to address business challenges.

The programme will also include announcement of the Inaugural Microsoft/Whanau Tahi Innovation Award 2016 which will recognize an organisation or individual that is reinventing productivity and business processes, building the intelligent cloud platform, and creating more personal computing to enhance and transform the quality of services to Whanau.

For full programme details, a list of presenters and registration information, see Whanautahi.grow.co.nz

Microsoft recognises Māori partner on global stage

Whānau Tahi has created history by taking the runners up spot in the Microsoft Worldwide Partner of the Year awards, selected as one of four leading providers within the global health space.

Revealed ahead of Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner Conference in Toronto, Whānau Tahi made the global shortlist of finalists, edging out over 2,500 nominations from 119 different countries.

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Whānau Tahi Make New Zealand IT History

Whānau Tahi is a finalist in the 2016 Microsoft Partner of the Year Awards, short-listed in a field of global multi-national Microsoft partners in the Health category. This is believed to be the first time a New Zealand organisation has gained nomination as a finalist in this category. Microsoft said this was recognition of “excellence in innovation” and implementation of customer solutions based on Microsoft technology.

“Whānau Tahi is a prime example of the excellent talent we see in our Microsoft partner community to deliver innovative and transformative solutions to our mutual customers,”Gavriella Schuster, general manager, Worldwide Partner Group, Microsoft Corp, said.

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