(2003), "New Zealand. Health Innovation Awards", International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance, Vol. 16 No. 4. https://doi.org/10.1108/ijhcqa.2003.06216dab.012Download as .RIS
Emerald Group Publishing Limited
Copyright © 2003, MCB UP Limited
New Zealand. Health Innovation Awards
Health Innovation Awards
Keywords: Awards, Health innovators, Improvement
Sponsors ACC and the Ministry of Health have announced that 25 finalists in the inaugural New Zealand Health Innovation Awards have come up with ideas and systems that will make a big difference to the lives of New Zealanders. The awards, announced in August 2002, have been introduced to recognise and honour New Zealand's most innovative health providers. The awards are designed to raise public awareness of the outstanding contribution that dedicated health innovators are making to the treatment, care and recovery of New Zealanders, and to promote the sharing of innovative products, services and processes. There are three entry categories:
Individual: one to five people.
Group: five to 20 people.
Organisation: 20 or more people.
The finalists, health providers and medical practitioners from around the country, were selected from 190 applicants.
Ministry of Health Deputy Director-General of Clinical Services, Colin Feek said the quality of the finalists was exciting but not entirely surprising. He said: "We see reminders every day of the impressive commitment health professionals have to continually improving the treatment, care and recovery of New Zealanders."
The innovations are also great examples of how kiwi ingenuity is helping improve the health service and make limited dollars stretch that bit further. A team of evaluators and panel of judges independent of the Ministry of Health and ACC are assessing the final detailed application forms from the finalists and may make site visits to scrutinise the entries. The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony at the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa in Wellington on 12 May 2003. The winner of each category (individual, group and organisation) will receive a certificate and a cash prize of $8,000 and will be eligible to win the Supreme Award of $15,000. A popular choice award of $5,000 will also be presented. Finalists will present their ideas through multimedia seminars and trade fair-style displays on 12 May as a key aim of the awards is to promote the sharing of innovative products, services and site processes.
Further information: the Award's Web site is located at: www.healthinnovationawards.co.nz