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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Finance Minister Bill English endorses Whānau 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 Whānau 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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.”


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.