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Growing Māori and Pasifika representation in the digital health sector

HiNZ eHealthNews editor Rebecca McBeth

Our current IT workforce is comprised of only 4 percent Māori and 2.8 percent Pasifika. This lack of diversity is not a new challenge but represents a massive opportunity to meet the demands for digital skills in the health sector.

“Aotearoa’s legacy of health inequity is well documented. Statistically, Māori and Pasifika peoples, along with the disabled and members of our rainbow community, are amongst those significantly disadvantaged within the current system. That’s why, as technology becomes central to the way we approach health services, it’s time to engage in meaningful korero that goes beyond technical capability,” says Dr Will Reedy, Spark Health CEO.

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