Helen Parker moves across from Ventures to head MHN

Helen Parker has been named as David Oldershaw's replacement as chief executive of Pinnacle Midlands Health Network (MHN), having spent the past two years as general manager of its Pinnacle Ventures innovation arm.

Ms Parker was previously general manager for strategic development at Pinnacle and led the PHO's Health Care Home program.

Mr Oldershaw announced last week that he would finish up in August, although he will continue to do project work for the group.

"I took up the role during a period of change for the organisation, keen to help support through the transition, but I always saw it as a fixed-term role for myself," he said in a statement.

"It's now nearly two years on and MHN and Ventures are well established as separated but related entities in the Pinnacle Group so it feels like the right time for me, and for the organisation to move forward under new leadership."

Ms Parker, originally from the UK, has been working in New Zealand with Pinnacle since 2013. She has a nursing, managerial and primary care academic career spanning over 30 years.

Pinnacle is currently rolling out the new Indici practice management system, which it developed for the Health Care Home model in association with Valentia Technology, and Ventures is also exploring the analysis of general practice data in the AWS cloud.

Posted in Movers and shakers

Tags: Pinnacle Midlands Health Network, Pinnacle Ventures

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