INSPIRED BY KIWI INNOVATION
Solutions Plus is one of many businesses within Auckland North that are enriched with the spirit of Kiwi innovation which is saving lives. The small business provides specialized healthcare software solutions in the maternity, gynecology, surgery and anesthesia sectors. Evidence of their visionary innovation can be seen in their achievements, from having their Gynecology Plus product installed in every hospital in New Zealand to contributing to New Zealand’s fine reputation for maternity care. Their well-proven products Gynecology Plus and Maternity Plus are spearheading their export drive. The company has established a large share of the NZ market and has recently become a serious competitor across the Tasman. Many Australian hospitals are choosing Solutions Plus to provide their operating software.
Carol and Malcolm Briggs, the directors of Solutions Plus, believe that their ability to be highly responsive to practitioners needs is what sets them apart from competitors. Their philosophy is end-user driven where the software is designed with immense detail in order to be intuitive to use.
This Kiwi innovation has introduced a huge opportunity in China. With the phasing out of China’s one-child policy occurring in 2015, there is now an urgent need for better maternity care for women and their babies. Solutions Plus is currently working with the Chinese company Qingdao HuiKang Midwifery Training School who searched the world and found Solutions Plus.
Together they have created the common objective to improve maternity care in China. “Our innovation is a key tool to improving maternity care in China as it is seen as bringing a deeper level of care where the woman and baby is looked after during and after pregnancy. “Our solution will play a big part in improving women’s healthcare in China”, said Malcolm Briggs. This pioneering partnership will be a health first in China and will aid in Solutions Plus’ mission to becoming a world leader in women’s healthcare solutions.
The business has seen the benefit of employing a diverse team. It was Solutions Plus’s own Mandarin speaking Dakuan Cui who realized that the initial enquiry from China was important. The Massey graduate then became the NZ/China interface as they pursued this huge opportunity. Solutions Plus have since added other Mandarin speaking graduates to their team.
Carol and Malcom Briggs, 4th and 5th from the left, with members of their team, partners and officials in China
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