DPA Chief Executive Prudence Walker took part in a webinar on the use of telehealth last week.
The second in a series, the discussion centred around equity and improving access and the questions included: What are the barriers? How can we ensure telehealth doesn’t exacerbate health inequities? and How do we maintain tikanga Maori practices when using telehealth?
The panelists were:
Dr Nina Scott - Clinical Director Maori Public Health Waikato DHB and Chair of Hei Āhuru Mōwai national Maori Cancer Leadership Group
Lily Fraser - Secretary for Te Akoranga ā Maui and Council member for Family Planning
Amio Ikihele - PhD candidate, School of Population Health The University of Auckland
Dr Leanne Te Karu - Prescribing Pharmacist Pihanga Health Medical Centre, Associate Dean Maori Otago University School of Pharmacy
Prudence Walker - Chief Executive of Disabled Persons Assembly NZ
Dr Wiki Gillespie - GP, Swanson Medical Centre
Moderated by Susan Reid, Director Health Literacy NZ
You can watch a recording of the discussion on YouTube.
The next webinar in the series will be held next Thursday 28 May and will look at security, privacy, software and hardware. You can find out more and register online.