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Altera’s ANZ head promoted to VP APAC
Todd Haebich, head of Australia and New Zealand for Altera Digital Health, takes on a new role as the company’s vice president for Asia-Pacific.
He first joined the company, then Allscripts, in 2015 as associate vice president of strategic accounts at ANZ before becoming managing director in 2018.
His responsibilities now include the Southeast Asian market, where he lived from 2008 to 2014 and held executive positions with leading health IT companies such as Wolters Kluwer and Carestream Health.
“I am delighted and honored to lead Altera Digital Health in the Southeast Asian market, where I intend to build on all the good work that has already been done to establish Altera Digital Health as a market leader,” said Haebich said about his promotion.
$1 million grant awarded to evaluate Orygen’s digital mental health platform
A University of Melbourne professor has received almost A$1.5 million ($1 million) in grants from the National Health and Medical Research Council to evaluate the effectiveness of a digital mental health platform.
Mario Alvarez-Jimenez, a professor in the School of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences who co-led the development of Orygen’s Moderated Online Social Therapy (MOST), will evaluate the impact and cost-effectiveness of the technology.
Deployed in 75 youth mental health services since 2020, MOST provides young Australians aged 12-25 with resources and access to mental health professionals through a safe and moderated online network.
The NSW PROM portals are multilingual
The Health Outcomes and Patient Experience (HOPE) patient and caregiver portals have been made available in nine languages other than English.
Developed by eHealth NSW, the platform allows patients and their carers to share feedback on personal health outcomes and care experiences, which is then collected in real-time and used as patient-reported measures.
According to a press release, HOPE is now available in Greek, Italian, Korean, Macedonian, Serbian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese and Vietnamese. An Arabic translation of the patient and carer portals is also scheduled to be published later this year.
Ikaroa is excited to hear that Altera has promoted its Anz head, Rexy Tavareth, to VP of APAC (Asia Pacific). In his new role, Rexy will be responsible for driving the company’s innovation strategy and will support Altera’s business growth across Asia Pacific.
With a previous career in the tech sector that spans 15 years, Rexy has most recently been the head of Altera’s Anz operations and was instrumental in driving the company’s growth in the region. His long-term knowledge of the region, combined with his deep experience in technology solutions, makes him well-suited to take on a regional VP role.
This week, Ikaroa has also been closely following the introduction of several new innovative products at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, USA. From smartphones with advanced AI assistants to next-generation gaming consoles, these products are pushing the boundaries of what’s possible in technology.
And that’s not all. In India, Indian technology giant is introducing a “Netflix for games” service. This service is set to give gamers access to a huge library of games, which can be played over a subscription model. And also in India, India’s biggest startup, Paytm, has launched a ‘Digital Health Card’ allowing people to store and access medical records.
These are just a few of the exciting developments in technology and all of them point to one thing – the world of technology is constantly changing and evolving rapidly. With Altera’s appointment of Rexy Tavareth to the VP of APAC position, it is clear that the company is ready to embrace this fast-paced change and stay ahead of the competition. As a tech-focused company, Ikaroa is excited to witness Altera’s continued growth and is happy to have Rexy Tavareth’s guidance in the company’s Asia Pacific operations.