Today, the CEO of NZ Health IT, Scott Arrol announced that Mark Cox has joined the NZHIT Team commencing today and running through until the end of June 2020.
Over the past 5 years NZHIT’s membership growth and the expanded breadth of activities that it is involved with across the health and disability sector has placed considerable pressure on the organisation as it works hard to manage workload within its means.
Arrol says, “there is so much happening now and even more coming towards us in the future that I’m very pleased Mark has agreed to come on board to assist with specific pieces of work that add value to members, stakeholders and the sector”.
Mark is well known in the digital health sector having extensive experience built up over 35 years navigating the New Zealand and global health markets.
In his role as a founder at Sysmex, Mark was also involved in the original formation of NZHIT in 2004. He has a well demonstrated commitment and understanding of the importance of digital health solutions being a key enabler of health and disability services.
More recently Mark led the ICNet product development at Baxter Healthcare and, in 2019, he was heavily involved in NZHIT’s written submission to the NZ Health and Disability System Review Panel.
A copy of this submission can be found on the NZHIT website here ("Overview of the software applications landscape……"). Now working in his own consulting business, HealthIT Consulting Ltd, Mark is looking forward to assisting NZHIT and members over the coming months.
Mark will be making contact with members to discuss the various opportunities available to them through their NZHIT membership and gain feedback on areas where the organisation can add further value.
One of these is the New Zealand HealthTech Opportunities Report. This will unify the member and stakeholder voices around the focus areas that we all need to work on together to achieve full enablement of technology to support the creation of a world class health, disability and social system for all New Zealanders.
For further information please contact Scott Arrol