Visiting Fellow on Patient Engagement - After-Visit Report & Plan
De Bronkart, D; (2018)
The Revera i3 visting fellowship on patient engagement was a jointly sponsored opportunity to raise Revera's profile and commitment to "digital health to unleash the potential for all New Zealanders", in partnership with high-profile allies from Waitemata EDHB and the HINZ technical society.
OPPORTUNITY, PURPOSE & ACTIVITIES
New Zealand is uniquely positioned to benefit from, and participate in developing, the potential value of combining e-health innovations with patient engagement. The country’s evolving demographics, expanding infrastructure and widely dispersed population combine to set the stage for relevant innovations.
Aptly, this fellowship was a partnership between private sector infrastructure / innovation (Revera), government (Waitemata DHB and i3), and technical workforce (HINZ). Revera’s infrastructure is enhanced by it’s cloud platform for integration of data from diverse sources. Waitemata DHB is at the forefront of Digital Health and patient engagement in NZ, and HINZ is New Zealand’s meeting place for digital health, providing a neutral and constructive environment for information sharing. Never in my travels have I encountered such a relevant partnership.