View our COVID-19 page for general advice, where to get COVID-19 tests, and visiting guidelines for our hospital services.
See for the latest information about COVID-19 vaccinations in Canterbury.

Canterbury DHB supporting Techweek19

Monday 20 May 2019Media release2 minutes to read

Orderlies Kim and Spencer make use of Canterbury DHB’s new orderly service app

Orderlies Kim and Spencer make use of Canterbury DHB’s new orderly service app

Canterbury DHB is proud to be supporting and taking an active involvement in this year’s Techweek.

The presence of technology continues to increase in many aspects of our lives and health is no different. Canterbury DHB is currently in a period of digital transformation, bringing to life technology and system solutions that support opportunities to improve the patient journey and enhance our clinical and operational effectiveness.

Canterbury DHB’s Chief Digital Officer, Stella Ward, says the DHB’s world leading vision is one that is patient-centric and the use of technology to deliver patient care that is safe, effective and efficient is key to this.

“Achieving our vision also requires a combination of automation, innovation, health and business analytics, and change management.

“We are in the middle of a multi-year programme of work and part of this includes introducing exciting technologies and making better use of our existing technology investment.

”Whether it’s equipping our orderlies with smart phones to respond to job requests on the go, implementing Artificial Intelligence to transform the way we care for patients, or integrating our systems to provide secure real-time clinical information across different departments, Canterbury DHB is becoming a world leader in using technology to streamline healthcare,” says Stella.

Stella will be speaking about this work and other innovations throughout the Canterbury Health System at various Techweek19 events, including this year’s Techie Brekkie being held this Thursday 23 May.

“We are really excited about being involved in Techweek19 and I’m thrilled to be speaking at the Canterbury events.

“I can’t wait to share all the innovative work Canterbury DHB is doing to leverage the power of technology to deliver a world-class health system and to constantly improve the care we provide to our patients,” Stella says.

For details of what’s on in Christchurch, and opportunities to hear Stella speaking, check out the Techweek19 programme here.



Back to Health News

Page last updated: 21 May 2019

Is this page useful?