2018 Telehealth Stocktake

A comprehensive Telehealth Stocktake was undertaken with District Health Boards (DHB) in 2014 and Primary Care Organisations (PHO)/Non-Government Organisations (NGO's) later in 2014. These reports created an excellent benchmark to help understand telehealth activity in New Zealand at that time.

The last 5 years have seen rapid growth in the use of telehealth, so the NZ Telehealth forum is undertaking an updated and expanded stocktake of telehealth providers in 2018. Three surveys are being issued:

  • DHB Survey
  • PHO/NGO/Rural Hospitals Survey
  • Primary & Community Survey

The group is currently completing survey design and testing. A comprehensive distribution strategy aims to ensure wide distribution of the surveys and a high response rate. The surveys will commence in November 2018 with interim results available in December 2018/ January 2019.

 While many people are supporting the development of the survey, core working group members include:

Working Group Members Role and Organisation
Pat Kerr Program Lead, NZ Telehealth Forum and Director, Patricia Kerr and Associates/Telehealth NZ Ltd.
Judy Eves Sector Portfolio Manager, Technology and Digital Services, Ministry of Health.
Michael Thorn Manager Policy, Research and Evaluation, The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners.
Roy Davidson Telehealth Programme Manager, Northland DHB
Robyn Whittaker Clinical Director of Innovation, Waitemata DHB, and Assoc Professor National Institute for Health Innovation, University of Auckland 
Keith Todd Programme Coordinator, South Island Alliance Program Office (SIAPO)
Nicole Redfern Project Facilitator for Telehealth, Canterbury DHB
Andrew Panckhurst Mobile Health & NZ Telehealth Resource Centre
Sam Selwyn PHD Student, University of Canterbury