Keynotes and Speakers for ITx Rutherford
Director, Healthtek Professional Services
Originally from the Waikato, Gordon now lives in sunny Nelson with his GP wife and their children, plus 3 dogs and 2 cats! Having obtained a doctorate in Molecular Biology, he worked in the Biotech industry in the UK before migrating into IT nearly 20 years ago.
In his IT roles, he has traveled NZ, the UK, and Europe designing, implementing and supporting large ERP and other technologies. He currently works as an independent technology advisor and as a Director of healthtek, where he works to help primary care make better use of technology.
The bulk of healthcare in NZ is delivered via primary care services - ie General Practitioners and Nurses working out of General Practices.
Research has shown that the current General Practice model is no longer sustainable due to factors such as an increasing population, an aging population with complex health needs and the expected retirement of nearly 50% of current GPs within the next 10 years. There are process and technology issues which need to be addressed, for example over 80% of GPs use patient management software originally designed in the mid-1990s.
Gordon Munro will delve into the current use of technology in general practice and how better use of existing technology, as well as the introduction of new technologies and processes, could help revolutionise healthcare delivery in the community and return it to a sustainable service.