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Celo New Zealand Health IT Innovation finalist alongside Orion Health

NZHIT award

November 3, 2017

Celo was proud to be awarded a New Zealand Health IT innovation finalist award during the Health Informatics Conference in Rotorua this week. This is an exciting recognition for Celo and testament to the innovation that has been developed since Celo’s inception in late 2014.

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Canterbury Health System widens Celo messaging network

Tuesday 31st October, 2017

A growing number of Canterbury clinicians are embracing the digital age with the ability to safely share information between mobile devices such as smart phones and tablets.

Users of the Celo App can communicate with each other, send documents and photographs, and safely share patient details within a secure, encrypted, NZ Ministry of Health-approved, digital network. Patients can be assured that no information is stored on the actual device, so if a device gets lost or stolen that information stays confidential.

Canterbury District Health Board is extending the utilisation of Celo through making the secure messaging platform available to all Canterbury health service providers, from community-based care through to general practice, to specialists in a hospital environment.

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Celo signs with Roche to support Smart Oncology Network


October 19, 2017

Better outcomes for cancer patients, greater data security and improved communication for oncology teams across New Zealand are expected from an Innovation Partnership deal between NZ healthcare technology start-up, Celo and Roche NZ.

The deal will facilitate the introduction of the unique Celo healthcare secure messaging platform (Celo App) to research and clinical professionals, including GPs and nurses, active in the oncology field. The app will support the Smart Oncology Network (SONet) Celo-powered digital platform launched this month.

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Celo named as NZ Health IT award finalist

Monday 25th September, 2017

Cutting-edge, lifechanging e-health companies Celo, Vensa and Orion Health have been named finalists in the New Zealand Health IT (NZHIT) annual innovation awards.

The winner will be announced at the HiNZ conference awards in Rotorua on November 5.

“For the second year in a row we received extremely strong entries and the judging panel found it difficult to determine the final three entries,” NZ Health IT chief executive Scott Arrol says.

“All three finalists are providing systems and solutions that will help to save lives, produce better results for Kiwis with mild to serious health problems – at home or in the hospital. This is an exciting time to be in health IT.”

“NZHIT members represent custodianship of nearly 100 percent of all health-related data in the country and the three finalists are outstanding examples of the innovation that’s happening to enable a healthier New Zealand.”

Celo uses healthcare grade and industry compliant encrypted technology to provide secure and real time mobile and desktop messaging for healthcare. It has been developed by healthcare professionals from the ground up and has been specially designed to ensure ease of use in a clinical setting.

The Celo solution makes referrals more efficient, authenticates all users and enables all patient related communication to be added to electronic medical records. Celo is available on Android and iOS and allows users to chat, consent and capture clinical images from their smartphones.

By connecting healthcare professionals in all aspects of care, Celo builds a community network that can freely exchange patient information and ultimately improve patient outcomes.

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New mobile app for healthcare professionals to offer safe and secure information sharing to improve patient care


November 1st, 2016

Using world- class security standards usually only seen in banking software, Celo is designed to protect patient information from beginning to end. No patient information is ever stored on an individual device and integration with Electronic Health Records allows information captured on Celo to be transferred securely to the clinical record.

Canterbury’s Executive Lead – Health Innovation, Stella Ward was keen to prioritise the development of a secure mobile app for health use, for a number of reasons.

“Being able to send and receive information securely between mobile devices is part of our Canterbury Health System strategy to promote safe, high- quality care by making the best possible information available at the point of care,” says Ward.

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Kiwi start-up Celo creates messaging app for doctors

November 1st, 2016

A Christchurch start-up has created a secure mobile messaging app for medical professionals, which is being piloted by the Canterbury District Health board to improve patient care. The app can also integrate with electronic medical records (EMRs) and NHI (National Health Index) numbers.

As an example, CEO of Celo, Steve Vlok says a doctor might want to refer a patient’s severe burn to a specialist or more senior doctor by taking a photo with Celo. The patient can give their consent in the form of a digital signature and the photo features the details of when it was taken, by whom, and who the patient is.

Mr Vlok says until now there has been no secure way for healthcare professionals to use their personal devices to send confidential patient information to each other via email, text or apps.