NZHIT Virtual Health Industry Group (VHIG)

NZHIT VHIG is a group of industry organisations that provide software solutions and services related to the delivery of ‘virtual health care’. The group takes a collaborative approach to provide leadership, strategic advice, and guidance on sustainable solutions which enable the delivery of effective and efficient virtual health services. The group is kept updated and informed by participating in cross-sector activities with health providers, policymakers and sector advisory bodies. 

Terms of Reference

Terms of Reference is available here

Position Paper

The VHIG has created a position paper which is available here


Should you wish to contact any of the co-ordinators we will facilitate this through the links below.

Members Role and Organisation Contact
Samuel Wong Chair, NZHIT Virtual Health Industry Group (VHIG)   Email 
Charis Frethey Programme Manager, NZ Telehealth Forum, Ministry of Health  Email 

The full membership of the VHIG is below

John Ashley Atlantis Healthcare 
Matt Hector-Taylor BeSure
Abby Moore & Sam Dacombe Chiptech
Will Reedy Spark Health
Geof Robinson & Matt Fox VCNow & Telesmart
Sarah Zub & Samuel Wong Vensa Health
Nick Kemp Wild Bamboo
Kathryn O'Neill, Melissa Miles Tunstall Health NZ
Jacqui Williams & Belinda Allen Orion
Keri Stebbing Computer Network Services
Scott Lee GPSOS
Mark Cox Health IT Consulting
Gavin Meredith Novari Health
Harry Hawke Webtools
Simon Keating & Alex Zacher iMedX
Dean Sparkes, Mark Smith, Cory Moran & Jo Priestley SECURELY
Matt Russel and Bruce Davey ARANZ Medical
Ross Tanner, Rana Kumble MedTech Ltd
Christopher Dawson Spritely
Alexandra Smart Southern Cross Health
Florian Stroehle DXC
Andrew Panckhurst Telehealth Resource Centre
Tracy MacFarlane & Tia Ashby iMoko
Tamaryn Hankinson & Ron Tenenbaum The Clinician
Hannah Borgas, Omkar Markale Alcidion
Earl Blessing Siemens Healthineers
Gordon Munro Healthtek
Philip Jones Whanau Tahi
Tom Varghese, Gabe Rijpma, Will Barnett Aceso
Kyle Forde (Associate Member) CIO, WellSouth