Telehealth Leadership Group members

The Telehealth Leadership Group includes clinicians, consumers, policy makers, planning and funding managers, ICT experts and industry representatives.

The role of the Telehealth Leadership Group is to:

  • advise on requirements and priorities for telehealth deployments to support rural and provincial hospitals, integrated care, home monitoring and clinical networks
  • advise on matters relating to environmental considerations, eg, barriers to uptake, technical considerations, protocols and guidelines, and standards
  • provide advice and support for projects undertaken by the Forum
  • contribute to the achievement of the overall objectives of the Telehealth Leadership Group to the maximum extent practicable.

The New Zealand Telehealth Forum promotes the use of telehealth in the provision of health care. It is led by a group that includes clinicians, consumers, policy makers, planning and funding managers, ICT experts and industry representatives.

Member Role and organisation
TLG Executive
Dr Ruth Large (Chair) Clinical Director, Thames Hospital, Emergency Physician, Waikato DHB.
Judy Eves Sector Portfolio Manager (RN), Data and Digital, Ministry of Health.
Patricia Kerr Programme Lead, NZ Teleheath Forum and Director, Patricia Kerr and Associates/Telehealth NZ Ltd.
Andrew Panckhurst Telehealth Advisor, Mobile health and the New Zealand Telehealth Resource Centre.
TLG Members
Grant Ardern Chief Information Officer, Western Bay of Plenty PHO.
Scott Arrol CEO, New Zealand Health IT (NZHIT).
Linzi Birmingham General Manager (RN), Golden Bay Community Health Centre, Nelson.
Janine Bycroft Clinical Director, Health Navigator Charitable Trust
Roy Davidson Telehealth Programme Manager, Northland DHB.
Kyle Forde Chief Information Officer, WellSouth Primary Health Network.
Denise Irvine Nurse Coordinator, Waikato DHB and CEO e3Health Ltd.
Christine King Associate Director Allied Health, Scientific & Technical Capital & Coast DHB.
Yariv Doron Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, Taranaki DHB.
Sandy Marshall Charge Nurse Manager, Diabetes and Endocrinology Service, Canterbury DHB.
Craig Green Chief Financial Officer, Hauora Tairāwhiti District Health Board
Kanny Ooi Senior Policy Advisor & Researcher, Medical Council of New Zealand.
Grant Templeman Network Architect, Waikato DHB.
Lucy Westbrook Telehealth Programme Manager, Auckland DHB.
Dr Robyn Whittaker Programme Leader Health Technology Research, University of Auckland.
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