Partners & Contributors

The HTA community connects the most interesting and knowledgeable people amongst the healthcare, technology and business fields. HTA aims to share the best resources and provide the greatest experiences for you.



HTA connects strongly with professionals in the United States and Europe. As the U.S. is employing an insurance-based healthcare system, we are also interested in their policies, FDA approvals, medical innovations and more.


New Zealand

New Zealand has great potential in the healthcare technology market. Several big healthcare organisations and companies provide services like telehealth, EHR and data analysing for the population. There is a growing number of EHR users across the countries. Those institutions and companies are mostly based in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch. New Zealand is attractive as one of the world's best testing markets due to its legislation settings and population size.



China successfully achieved universal health insurance coverage in 2011, resulting in the most extensive insurance coverage expansion in human history. China's strong growth in urbanisation and economic development has created a new middle class with more purchasing power and health consciousness. Healthcare spending in China is expected to reach $892 billion by 2018, with over 11% annual growth, fueled by increasing incomes and government healthcare reforms. As the population is huge in China, there is a clear need to research its policy, expenditure and other related aspects of this country's healthcare infrastructure. 

Featured Guest Speakers

Igor Portugal
Growth Specialist

Igor Portugal is an experienced technology business growth specialist with a track record of successful technology business start-up and growth. Currently, Igor works at Catalyst IT, a global team of open source technologists. Igor also chairs the Auckland Branch of the IT Professional Institute.

Steve Russon

Steven is a former intensive care and senior research nurse from Great Ormond Street Hospital in London. With fifteen years of clinical nursing and a considerable copywriting portfolio behind him (nurse education, pharma and biotech). Steve immigrated to NZ in 2013 and joined Elsevier's Clinical Solutions team, where he was promptly sent back to London to step into the role of business analyst and project manager for the successful implementation of the Arezzo based clinical decision support project at the hospital. 

Duncan Babbage

Director of Centre for eHealth; ABI Rehabilitation Fellow; Associate Professor of Rehabilitation.

Dr Lloyd McCann

Dr Lloyd McCann, the CEO of Mercy Radiology and Clinics & Head of Digital Health for Healthcare Holdings Limited.

Michael Hosking
Product Specialist

Michael Hosking is a Clinical Product Specialist at Orion Health, working collaboratively with clinical stakeholders and our software developers to ensure we are building useful and meaningful solutions for healthcare professionals.

Tom Varghese

Tom Varghese is the Manager for the Auckland & Northland for Vensa Health. Tom trained as an Orthodontist and has since transitioned from private practice into health technology. He is the Healthtech Symposium Series founder and the NZ Ambassador for the Patientory's Blockchain-Healthcare initiative.

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