Keynotes and Speakers for ITx 2018
Medical Director, Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners
Dr Richard Medlicott is the Medical Director at the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners.
He is a GP from Island Bay in Wellington with a keen interest in health IT, health governance and extreme sports.
Richard advises the RNCGP Board, and CEO Helen Morgan-Banda on College matters on a both a policy and clinical level, and how those matters might impact on the care that GPs give. He is a practising GP, Director and Partner at Island Bay Medical Centre, where he has been based for 18 years. Island Bay is the second largest practice in Wellington with 11,000 registered patients.
Richard is on the Board of Compass Health PHO and had a background in health IT. He is the clinical Lead on the Shared Care Record project, and a member of the Integrated Care Collaboration project between the DHB and PHOs. He is Past Chair of the Health Information Standards Organisation, the Primary Care Information Management Group, and past member of the International Health Terminology Standards Organisation.
Richard is a member of the Primary Care special interest group for SNOMED International, which enables the uptake and correct use of terminology in health systems around the world. He was previously Medical Director for Medibank.
The national Primary Care Data System, if confirmed, will enable the wider health sector to interrogate data from the patient level for GPs and practice, to the population level for DHBs and ministry of health – enabling better quality outcomes for all New Zealanders.