by Divina Paredes

New CIO at healthAllliance

Aug 23, 20132 mins
CareersGovernmentGovernment IT

Johan Vendrig, general manager information services at healthAlliance, is moving to software company HSA Global as chief operating officer.

Claire Govier, former CIO at Vodafone New Zealand, will be the new CIO at healthAllliance, the country’s largest shared services organisation and also number one in CIO100 (formerly MIS100), the annual report on the top ICT-using organisations in New Zealand.

Vendrig will leave healthAlliance in mid-September, and join HSA a month later.

“It is the future of healthcare,” says Vendrig on HSA Global a software company that specialises in the shared care management space.

“I am going back to a more commercial role, to further develop my general management and commercial skill,” says Vendrig on his new post.

Vendrig joined healthAlliance after nearly five years as CIO of the Auckland District Health Board – one of the owners of the shared services organisation. But his involvement in IT leadership roles in health began more than 15 years ago, in his native Netherlands, where he also completed a paper on health information systems at the University of Maastricht.

At EDS (now part of HP), he was manager for health accounts in Auckland and Wellington. He managed the outsourcing arrangement with Capital Coast Health when it outsourced its IT to EDS, now part of HP. He also worked as manager, strategy and business planning for eSolutions Alliance of Telecom and Microsoft. Related: On a merger mission

Govier, on the other hand, is working at healthAlliance as ICT project director and before that was involved in the ANZ National merger. She was CIO of Vodafone New Zealand for over two years.

Related: Claire Govier resigns as Vodafone CIO

For the past three years, healthAlliance has been number one in CIO100, a ranking based on screen numbers (50 percent) and staff numbers and turnover (25 percent each). It has a 244-member IS team, who support more than 28,000 users and 18,000 screens.

Related:CIO100 2013: healthAlliance is number one three years in a row

healthAlliance provides non-clinical services including payroll, IS, finance and supply chain, to the four Northern Region District Health Boards. Its core services are payroll processing, information services, finance, procurement and supply chain.