scoop.co.nz 11 Mar, 2021 01:30 am

FHiNZ Founding Fellows Announced

FHiNZ Founding Fellows Announced
Twenty-one people will become the founding fellows of the Fellow of Health Informatics NZ (FHiNZ) programme. HiNZ announced the Fellowship Programme at a networking event in Auckland on November 19. The programme recognises health informatics leaders who ...

Twenty-one people will become the founding fellows of the Fellow of Health Informatics NZ (FHiNZ) programme.The programme recognises health informatics leaders who demonstrate “significant digital and data achievement and contributions, leadership and service for the health and disability sector of Aotearoa New Zealand”.The HiNZ board identified the founding fellows who have a significant legacy of service and leadership in health informatics.HiNZ board member Karen Blake says, “a small working group of the board has developed this programme over the past few months to honour those people in New Zealand who are working at the peak of our health informatics profession.

“Many fellowship programmes prioritise academic accomplishment, however we have a taken a more holistic approach recognising peoples’ contribution and service to health informatics.” In late April 2021, an annual application process will begin for fellows, with the first round of applications assessed and appointed by the founding fellows and the HiNZ board.

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