Dr Karl Cole announced as finalist in NZ Clinical Leadership Awards

HealthAlliance’s Chief Clinical Information Officer Dr Karl Cole has been named as a finalist for the 2021 Clinical Informatics Leadership Award.

The award, run by the Clinical Informatics Leadership Network (external link) (CiLN) in partnership with Health Informatics New Zealand (HiNZ), recognises the important contribution clinicians make to the digital health sector.

Karl has been recognised by the judges for both his role in the Northern region’s on-going COVID-19 response, along with his unique ability to communicate, lead and promote clinical informatics across the region.

The judges said: “Karl is a strong advocate for data liquidity and interoperability which give him a unique perspective on digital projects. Working across regions and multiple stakeholders, Karl has demonstrated strategic acuity and an ability to ensure technical solutions align with real world clinical implications. This last year Karl has enabled the rapid digitisation of healthcare services across his region in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.”

There are three finalists from across Aotearoa for the 2021 award, representing different professions and sectors of the health and disability system.

The winner will be chosen via a public vote and announced at Digital Health Week NZ 2021 (external link) , which will be held from 29 November to 31 December 2021 at TSB Arena in Wellington.

If you would like to vote for Karl, you can do so here. (external link)

Voting closes on 7 October 2021.

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