Dr Matt Wright.

MBChB, MBA, F.RUC, DIP CHHX, DIP CEM

Matt is the Clinical Lead at Synergia. He is a practicing doctor at Middlemore Emergency Department with 10 years’ experience in acute primary care. He is based in our Auckland office.

As well as his medical degree, fellowship in Urgent Care and paediatric diploma, he has an MBA from Cambridge University. His areas of interest are Quality Improvement in systems and Outcomes tracking, and understands the importance of striving for both of these in any health initiative. He has become adept at data collection, aggregation and clinical interpretation, and supports Synergia to provide meaningful analysis back to many projects, often through dashboard visualisations.

He has been the key clinical advisor for Auckland Regional After Hours Network (ARAHN) for several years and has led much of the data analysis that informs the alliance’s decisions. As chair of the clinical subgroup, comprised of the senior clinicians of the EDs, PHOs, UCCs, ACC and St John, he created the Indicators for the After-Hours Quality and Outcomes framework. He has a deep understanding of urgent and afterhours care and has also advised other DHBs in New Zealand, as well as health networks in New South Wales. He has been instrumental in the implementation of the Palliative Outcomes Initiative, and has created a dashboard for the Hospices of Auckland to track performance and review quality indicators. Recently Matt has mentored three junior doctors to complete Quality Improvement projects at their DHBs, to demonstrate that change is achievable in only 12 weeks. He is closely involved with ACC as they aim to change their business models to Outcome focussed.

Outside of work, Matt has a 16-month-old son who keeps him and his wife Sha extremely busy, and is found every week over summer on the 20/20 cricket pitches at Auckland Domain.

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