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Whānau Tahi on being a Finalist in NZTE High Tech Awards

Whānau Tahi proud sponsors at the New Zealand Council of Christian Social Services.

He aha te mea nui o te ao?
He tangata, he tangata, he tangata.

What is the most important thing in the world?
It is the people, it is the people, it is the people.

Whānau Tahi is proud to be sponsors at the New Zealand Council of Christian Social Services.

We are honoured to be introducing key note speaker, Lin Hatfield Dodds at the conference.

Whānau Tahi values are based on a sense of the value of people, and a recognition of the right of whanau to determine what living well means for them. As people age, they may have complex needs, but they also have so much to offer to their whanau and their communities, which enriches both their lives and the lives of others.

By joining-up whanau with services from social, health, education, and justice providers, Whānau Tahi can both provide the needed support as well as tap into the resources of our elders.

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Whānau Tahi a finalist in Hi-Tech awards

Last night, at simultaneous events in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch, Whānau Tahi was announced as a finalist in the 2016 New Zealand Hi-Tech awards.

Whānau Tahi is one of six finalists in the new Maori Innovation category, sponsored by Callaghan Innovation. A record 22 organisations submitted entries into the new award category.

Stephen Keung, CEO of the software company, said this was great acknowledgement for his team, but also recognition for the vision of its parent organisation, Waipareira Trust and its CEO John Tamihere.

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Advantages of shared care plan is huge

Dr Peter Gow, Clinical Director Counties Manukau Health Adult Rehabilitation & Health of Older People (ARHOP) believes the shared care plans highlight for health professionals’ crucial information about what is important to the patient.

"I think we are acknowledging that there has been a whole lot of work done already and we now want to get shared care planning into mainstream practice. The advantages of using them are just so huge.” He says.

“When ‘what is important’ is determined then that becomes the driver for improved health.”

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Whānau Tahi releases v4.2 with inter-provider messaging for virtual care teams

Health IT firm Whānau Tahi has released version 4.2 of its Connected Care platform, featuring secure inter-provider messaging for care teams and access to completed InterRAI assessments for over 65s.

Whānau Tahi is a subsidiary of Auckland-based health provider the Waipareira Trust. Last year, it bought the assets of shared care plan provider HSAGlobal, which marketed the Connected Care Management Solution (CCMS) used for over 160,000 patients in New Zealand, Australia and Singapore with chronic and complex needs.

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A story of change: patient's plan brings room to silence

The Diabetes Team at Counties Manukau met as they regularly do to discuss and review cases. The next patient on the agenda for discussion had been through incredible challenges. Her e-shared care plan was projected on the screen.

As we scrolled through her e-shared care plan we came to the box where her goals and aspirations were carefully noted," says Gill Aspin, Clinical Nurse Specialist. "They were simple, humbling, and powerful. The room fell silent. It brought the patient into the room with us. The human being was what we discussed as we kept these goals in mind."

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e-shared care plan rolls off the tongue

Everyone we talk to in General Practice knows about e-shared care plans," says Ta-Mera Rolland, Clinical Team Leader, of CM Health's VHIU (Very High-Intensity Users) Link Team.

"Patient centred shared care plans are now business as usual and real change is taking place." These plans enable primary, secondary and community-based teams, along with the patient to access and view their key health information, history, personal goals and aspirations.

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HiNZ 2015: Hawke's Bay Deploys Connected Care For Seniors

Click here to read about how Hawke's Bay District Health Board is using Whānau Tahi Connected Care to support coordinating and commissioning of community services for its over 65 patient population and those with long-term conditions.

Whānau Tahi Featured On Te Karere

Whānau Tahi and its acquisition of HSAGlobal's solution featured on Te Karere on August 25th.

Whānau Tahi Acquires HSA Global

West Auckland’s software and consulting company Whānau Tahi fast tracks its Global plans on back of acquisition

Whānau Tahi Limited Chief, Stephen Keung, today announced that the Waipareira Trust-owned software and consulting company has completed the acquisition of the assets of HSA Global Limited for an undisclosed sum.

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Personalised Care Planning for People with Long-term Conditions Leads to Improved Health Status

The Cochrane Library has published a systematic review of research on the effects of personalised care planning for adults with long-term conditions, compared to usual care.

The authors' key finding is that:

Personalised care planning leads to improvements in certain indicators of physical and psychological health status and people's ability to self-manage their condition, when compared to usual care. The effects appear to be greater when the intervention is more comprehensive, intensive and well-integrated into routine care. Evidence on the relative cost effectiveness of this approach is limited and uncertain.

The Library's work is crucial as it is the gold-standard for independent summary reviews of existing research. In this case, the authors reviewed 19 studies involving 10,856 participants.

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Advance Care Planning

I spoke at the Health Informatics New Zealand conference in early November about Advance Care Planning (or ACP). It was rewarding to think about and prepare for the talk and heartening to speak to a full house.

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