ANZSGM ASM 2017 Older peoples care through Community, Collaboration and Communication 10-12 May 2017 Rotorua New Zealand

Prof Harry Rea

Department of Medicine, South Auckland Clinical Campus, The University of Auckland
Respiratory Physician, Counties Manukau Health

Harry Rea is Professor of Integrated Care and Medicine, based at the South Auckland Clinical Campus. His background is as a respiratory physician and clinical researcher. His current research interest is in the development of programmes of care for those with long term conditions (including COPD), and in particular, the integration of primary and secondary care.

Harry is also Clinical Director of Integrated Care at Counties Manukau Health. His academic work involves clinical service re-design. Recent projects include a trial of integrated care for patients who are very high users of the hospital.



Integrated Care From A New Zealand Perspective

Faced with increased demand for secondary services, a restricted financial environment and inequalities in outcomes, Counties Manukau Health has developed a programme to improve outcomes for patients with chronic conditions. The At Risk Individuals programme utilises risk stratification, care co-ordination, care planning, a shared IT platform and a flexible funding model to provide more integrated care for complex patients with multiple chronic conditions. 

Within first year of implementation, within the limited timeframe, there has been widespread adoption of the model within the district; with 98 general practices adopting the model of care, resulting in over 15,000 patients enrolled within the programme. Professor Rea will discuss the aforementioned, and:

  • How, and which, opportunities for more integrated care are being realised between primary, secondary, community and the social sector 

  • Further development of the programme to support wider integration agenda 

  • Improve patient experience, and strengthen role of primary care in providing co- ordination and continuity of care.

Important Dates

Call for Abstracts open: 25th October 2016

Registration Opens: 18th November 2016

Call for Abstracts Closes: 24th February 2017

Notification of Abstracts: 20th March 2017

Close of Early Registration: 31st March 2017

Conference: 10th May 2017


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