Whānau Tahi has purchased HSA Global’s Connected Care Management Solution (CCMS), giving the Waipareira subsidiary even more grunt in the IT and health sectors.
Waipareira CEO John Tamihere said the acquisition of CCMS - which delivers to over 120,000 patients – was a sound commercial deal and a major step forward for the west Auckland Urban Maori organisation.
Whānau Tahi, whose Navigator Platform services 300,000 Whānau, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Waipareira.
“We have been working to bring better coordination of services for our people, and this is a major step in that direction,” John said.
“Our vision has always been to build a more integrated and coordinated approach that can disrupt and bring systemic change rather than tinkering around the edges, and this acquisition provides a very good fit in achieving that.”
“Whānau Tahi’s existing relationship with Medtech got us to primary care providers in a very big way as the dominant player there, however, CCMS gets us to the major secondary care provider network - the District Health Boards.
“This also enables the development of this country as a reference site for exporting our Whānau Ora and Integrated Models of Care frameworks and tools to vulnerable communities in international markets.”
Ray Noonan, Whānau Tahi Director who was involved in the origins of Whānau Tahi’s technology, also talked of the impact of the acquisition.
“I have been involved in some very significant businesses in my career, but none with the potential social impact as this. Whānau will enjoy joined up care impacting real outcomes such as life expectancy, self-sufficiency, and productivity, key drivers for my interest in this exciting development.”
Whānau Tahi CEO Steve Keung said buying CCMS was a significant move for both organisations.
“We can now start to realise the potential of Whānau Ora and Integrated Care,” Steve said.
“There’s a significant demand for greater collaboration among service providers combined with patient/Whānau involvement in their own care.
“They are key drivers for a more connected and collaborative health and social sector in New Zealand and also internationally.”
This acquisition brings together the leadership and talent of Whānau Tahi, which has been at the forefront of enabling collaborative impact by service providers and caregivers, with the experience and skillset of HSA.
Matt Hector-Taylor, formerly Director of HSA, will join Whānau Tahi and oversee business and customer development.
“This is a very exciting time for us all. The combination of vision, experience and delivery capability that we each bring to the health and social care sectors is unique and we are fortunate to be a part of this.”
- Waipareira has been delivering services to the west Auckland community for more than 30 years. For more information go to www.waipareira.com
- Whānau Tahi is 100% owned by Waipareira. For more information go to whanautahi.com
- HSA Global has been delivering integrated care to life for customers in New Zealand, Australia, Singapore and the United Kingdom. For more information go to www.hsaglobal.net