Meet Grant Goodman

Grant GoodmanTell us a little about yourself, who are you and what is your role?

My name is Grant Goodman and I have been working in healthcare all of my adult life. I am passionate about the delivery of quality healthcare to our whānau/whanui and the development of Information Technology systems that are clinician friendly and facilitate having all clinical information about Whaiora available to clinicians at the point of care. My clinical background is as a Medical Laboratory Scientist but since 2000 I have been heavily involved with clinical system implementations (US, UK, Middle East) and clinical informatics. My role is as the Project Manager for the design, build and implementation of the Mental Health and Addiction Service component of the regional MCP.

How do you see yourself supporting the Mental Health & Addiction sector and how can we in turn support you?

I want to put my experience in developing and implementing Mental Health and Addiction IT solutions in NZ and internationally to good use in helping develop the Midland MH&A solution to MCP.

What would you like to achieve working alongside various people in Mental Health & Addiction services?

I would like to see us put in place a robust, clinician friendly Mental Health and Addiction solution as part of the Midland Clinical Portal. This would allow us to provide the best service to our Whaiora with all relevant information being available to clinicians at the point of care.

If you could change one thing in the Health Sector, what would that be?

I would like all people in Aotearoa to have free and accessible health services especially at first presentation.

What is your favourite “whakatauki – words of wisdom”?

The day you stop learning is the day you start dying.

 

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