Technology, self-management and chronic disease models of care

The New Zealand Long-Term Conditions Clinical Network and the Health Navigator Charitable are co-hosting the second Australasian Long-Term Conditions conference in Auckland in late July, which will have an emphasis on developing new models of care for people and communities with chronic illness.

Keynote speakers include futurist Ross Dawson, who will discuss the future of healthcare in the context of the changing pace of health technologies; Sue Wells, a former GP and senior lecturer at the University of Auckland with a research interest in eHealth initiatives, patient engagement and interaction with health services via patient portals; and mobile health specialist Robyn Whittaker, program leader in health informatics and technology at the National Institute for Health Innovation.

Dr Wells and Dr Whittaker will take part in a new paradigms for health and healthcare session on the first day of the conference. Dr Wells will be joined by the CEO of the National Health IT Board, Graeme Osborne, in a discussion on patient portals, while Dr Whittaker will discuss mobile technologies using diabetes and smoking cessation apps as examples.

The conference, entitled ‘Health – the art of the possible’, will also look at integrated care, positive ageing, patient self-management and and strategies for living well with long-term conditions.

It will be held at the Waipuna Hotel and Conference Centre in Auckland on July 29 and 30.

Posted in New Zealand eHealth

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