John Ashley

Head of Clinical and Patient Portfolio, Southern Cross Healthcare, New Zealand

John Ashley is passionate about enabling better care through digital health. John leads the digital services portfolio that provides clinical solutions to Southern Cross Healthcare’s 2,500 clinical users (including nurses, medical specialists and allied health professionals) to deliver quality care for many thousands of New Zealanders. An experienced digital health professional, he served as board member and deputy chair for Health Informatics New Zealand (HiNZ) and was inducted as a HiNZ Fellow in 2023.

He is also an active member of the Digital Health Association, formerly as the chair of the virtual health industry group. John’s career spans across the health and disability sector, including primary, secondary, community and aged care. He is passionate about the use of technology and the application of data interoperability and standards to improve patient care and enhance people’s lives.