Select Relevant Account

Select yourself to see only your informmation.
Select an organisation to manage it as well.


Forgot password?
Create an Account

In The News

News HealthTech Conference Article "Weathering the storm to see a better future" available online now!
27 Aug 2021
News Cushla Currie appointed to the role of MTANZ Chief Executive Officer
29 Apr 2021
News MTANZ seeking new CEO
11 Feb 2021
News How medtech could help heal the economy
27 Jan 2021
News MedTech Response to Triple Medical Emergencies
20 Nov 2020
News NZ HealthTech Insights Report Offers Timely Dive Into NZ’s Largest Tech Industry Sub-sector
13 May 2020
15 May 2020
News Update from MTANZ - A word from the MTANZ Chair, Erin Currie:
23 Mar 2020
News Medical Technology Industry’s Response to Coronavirus COVID-19
06 Mar 2020
News Major Medicines & Medical Devices Shake-up
08 Jul 2019
News HealthTech Week 2019 recognises industry finalists and winners
04 Jul 2019
News 2019 James & Wells MTANZ Innovation Award and Manufacturing/Export Award Winners announced
03 Jul 2019
News Surgical Design Studio Granted Breakthrough Device Designation by US FDA
20 Jun 2019
News Baxter Healthcare wins 2018 James & Wells MTANZ Innovation Award
20 Jun 2018
News Health Minister sets up expert group to examine system
05 Dec 2017
News Spinal injury leads to award-winning wearable tech
04 Dec 2017
News Device to diagnose melanoma wins James Dyson award
10 Nov 2017
News New surgical device among Velocity $100k Challenge winners
26 Oct 2017
News Ebos takes 14% stake in Australian MedAdvisor
25 Oct 2017
News MTANZ members Fisher & Paykel Healthcare and Pacific Edge feature in TIN awards
18 Oct 2017
Smart technology will transform NZ healthcare - Media Release MTANZ 15 Jun 2016

Wearable or implantable smart devices, robotics and artificial organs using living cells could all be part of New Zealand’s healthcare future – and some of this technology is NZ-made.

Around 300 leading health sector figures from New Zealand and overseas will meet in Auckland next week to discuss how best to take advantage of technology-enabled healthcare to improve patient health outcomes, drive efficiencies and improve equity of access.

The Medical Technology Association of New Zealand and NZ Health IT are hosting the sixth NZ Healthcare Congress “Technology Enabled Healthcare” on June 21 and 22.  The NZ Healthcare Congress is part of the HealthTech Week, which is run in collaboration with the Consortium for Medical Device Technologies (CMDT).

“Increasing demands from an ageing and growing population and the rise in such chronic diseases such as diabetes, respiratory disease and cancer will only increase pressures on our healthcare system. We have a new Ministry of Health New Zealand Health Strategy – and with better use of medical technology we will be able to support implementing the Ministry’s  strategic goals,” comments MTANZ chief executive Faye Sumner.

Sumner says New Zealand already has a thriving healthcare technology industry with exports totalling $1.3 billion in 2015.

“Smart technology is being hailed as the 4th industrial revolution and it is already impacting healthcare delivery. NZ importers and exporters are poised to take advantage of the increasing world demand for innovative medical devices,” she says.

She says the ARANZ Medical wound-measuring and monitoring system, the Adherium smart inhaler, and Pacific Edge’s cancer diagnostics systems are just a few examples of locally-developed, innovative technologies that are transforming healthcare and improving outcomes for patients.

New Zealand’s most innovative healthcare technologies will be highlighted at the Healthcare Congress when the MTANZ and NZHIT Innovation Awards 2016 are presented on June 21.

Keynote speakers at the Healthcare Congress are:

  • Associate Professor Scott Wallace of the Dell School of Medicine, University of Texas at Austin, USA.  Prof Wallace is a leading world expert on value-based healthcare, developing systems to deliver better service to patients and to help manage chronic conditions.
  • Dr Michael S. Weiner, chief medical information officer of IBM Healthcare. Dr Weiner will deliver a presentation on cognitive health – cognitive systems that understand, reason and learn are helping people expand their knowledge base, improve their productivity and deepen their expertise. Cognitive computing, enables users to see health data that was previously hidden, and do more than previously thought possible.
  • Christopher L. White, senior executive vice-president of the Advanced Medical Technology Association (Advamed) in the US. Mr White will speak on Global Trends for Code of Business Ethics for the Medical Technology Industry.
    In addition to the keynote speakers, there will be a number of local speakers including the Health Minister, Jonathan Coleman and the director-general of the Ministry of Health, Dr Chai Chuah.  The results of the latest health technology industry review will be revealed on June 22 at the Congress.

Editor’s note: Media passes for the Healthcare Congress are available.  Please contact Brenda Saunders on 021 777 171 or email The Healthcare Congress is being held at the Langham Hotel, Symonds Street, Auckland.

The Medical Technology Association of New Zealand (MTANZ) is the national association representing companies in the medical technology industry. MTANZ aims to ensure the benefits of modern, innovative and reliable medical technology is delivered to the community for a healthier New Zealand.

Media contact: Faye Sumner, CEO Medical Technology Association of NZ (09) 917 3645 or 021 899 112.   


©copyright Medical Technology Association of New Zealand, all rights reserved. Privacy Policy and Disclaimer.

Powered by streamSWEET CMS