Please find below details of some example work that the Waipiata Consulting Directors have conducted in recent years.
(Confidential to NMDHB)
Six other Allied Health Service Reviews for District Health Boards in New Zealand (confidential to Commissioners) have also been completed in recent years (2012 – 2018).
A further three Allied Health Service Reviews for large healthcare organisations in Australia have been completed with partnership with Professor Rosalie Boyce. The findings of these review are confidential to the Commissioners (2015 – 2018).
Waipiata Consulting (Janice Mueller) and Professor Rosalie Boyce were jointly commissioned to review the allied health services for the NSW (Australia) Justice Health & Forensic Mental health Network, also known as JH&FMHN. JH&FMHN is a specialist network with a distinct and unique client population and a state-wide reach. It holds a position of prominence for models of care in the justice and forensic mental health setting due to its significant number of allied health staff (~ 5% of their total workforce). The key messages from this review were:
This report was commissioned by the Fiona Stanley Hospital. Prior to the move to their new facility, the client was looking for guidance regarding allied health structures. The proposed model included international comparisons and cost analysis between options. A preferred option was provided, with rationale and supporting evidence for the recommendation.
The School of Pharmacy at the University of Auckland was undergoing their five-year accreditation process for their Bachelor of Pharmacy Programme with the Australian Pharmacy Council. Janice was commissioned to project-manage the application and prepare the documentation for accreditation for the on-site visit by the Site Evaluation Team (SET) accreditation panel. The first commendation from the following their visit was: “The SET commends the Head of School for his leadership of the School, including the preparation of a comprehensive and detailed application for reaccreditation.”
In partnership with the University of Otago, the New Zealand Rural General Practice Network, the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners and AUT University, Janice was commissioned by the University of Auckland to project-manage the development of a comprehensive proposal for the Ministers of Health and Education for a National School of Rural Health.
The consortia proposed that the “National School of Rural Health will provide a sustainable workforce for rural Aotearoa New Zealand that is culturally competent, fit for purpose and willing to work in, and serve, rural communities now and into the future”. A follow-up, detailed Benefits paper was also written, including evidence from local and overseas jurisdictions.
This work was commissioned by AUT University to explore undergraduate clinical placement issues for nursing in detail, and to prepare a comprehensive report for the incoming Head of School. An environmental scan and literature review regarding clinical placement models for Nursing was completed, and an implementation plan for proposed changes to the clinical placement model was developed.
This work was commissioned by AUT University to analyse the seven disciplines of Nursing, Midwifery, Occupational Therapy, Oral Health, Paramedicine, Physiotherapy and Podiatry within their Health Faculty to understand and clearly document their clinical placement models.
In preparation for a series of consultation workshops scheduled to occur around New Zealand in early 2016, the Medical Radiation Technologists Board of New Zealand commissioned Janice to conduct a limited literature review looking at the global picture for MRI Technologists. Included in this review were countries with comparable health systems such as Australia, the United Kingdom, Canada, South Africa, and two to three states within the USA.
Te Korowai Hauora o Hauraki is a rural iwi-based, not-for profit, incorporated society providing health and wellness services across the Hauraki rohe. Janice was commissioned to run workshops with staff to explore the concepts of clinical governance as part of an agreed strategic priority to implement a clinical governance framework. Phase Two included more detailed work with the organisation to establish a range of clinical governance systems and processes, including the establishment of a Clinical Advisory Group.
Ian has recently undertaken a six month project in Abu Dhabi, lending his Health Information Exchange (HIE) experience to help prepare for a nationwide HIE, which has recently gained funding and approval to proceed.
As Commercial Director for Precision Driven Health (a multi-million-dollar public-private research partnership aimed at improving health outcomes through data science), Ian established the processes and governance necessary to direct research to areas with high potential clinical benefit.
Ian undertook a fixed term contract with Northern Territory Department of Health as Programme Director for their Core Clinical Systems Renewal Programme, where he successfully led the requirements documentation, market sounding; and the development of the business case for the complete systems replacement.
As Global Electronic Health Record (EHR) Manager for Orion Health (2007 – 2014), Ian led many EHR implementations around the globe including:
Prior to joining Orion, Ian led multiple projects across multiple across a range of business sectors in Australasia, including:
In 2015, Ian initially volunteered (pro bono) to a rural iwi-based, health and wellness service provider with some IT issues. He quickly recognised the root cause of their then financial difficulties, and was appointed by the Board as Acting CEO. Within four months he had the organisation back to break-even and experiencing growth. Ian helped the organisation value its kaupapa and regain its cultural identity, while delivering safe clinical care.