Enabling a better-connected New Zealand health sector

Better Health with Better Systems

Patients First works within all parts of the New Zealand health sector to facilitate the development and implementation of information technology solutions and frameworks to support the delivery of health services to the public. 

HEALTH INFORMATION SECURITY

We offer health information advisory and assessment services to help primary care providers comply with the HISF (Health Information Security Framework). This includes cloud risk analysis, privacy impact assessment, data governance and service penetration testing.

HEALTH IT SOLUTIONS

We have developed solutions and software that enable integration and the electronic transfer of patient information from one health care provider to another (GP2GP) and transmission of other patient data e.g. lab results and referrals through HIM (Health Intelligence Messenger). Other innovative services include hMael Secure Email for Health, and Conporto EDM (Event Detection & Mitigation).

NATIONAL PROGRAMME MANAGEMENT

We work alongside the Ministry of Health, Primary Health Organisations (PHOs), and Practice Management System (PMS) vendors as programme managers for the delivery of sector health information integration projects and change processes. Projects include NES (National Enrolment Service), NZePS (NZ ePrescription Service), Community Service Card holder entitlements, and GP2GP electronic transfer of patient records.

PRIMARY CARE LIAISON

We provide information leadership support and encourage a collaborative community between Primary Health Organisations (PHOs) through the facilitation of forums, special interest groups, workshops and the provision of a collaboration platform, PHOCUS. 

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Latest News

Mark Corbitt CEO

New Chief Executive is focused on benefits for people

Mark Corbitt chats to us about his background, personal interests, and what drew him to lead Patients First as CEO.

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Patients First says “Haere Ra” to Helmut Modlik

Helmut Modlik reflects on his time as CEO at Patients First over the past three and a half years.

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Why you need to enable MFA for your Microsoft 365 account

Enabling multi-factor authentication for your Microsoft account will give you better protection against attacks and phishing attempts. A single password, which is often weak and used across multiple websites, is[…]

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Mark Corbitt appointed as Patients First Chief Executive Officer

Media Release – 15th May 2020 The Board of Patients First has appointed Mark Corbitt as the organisation’s new Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Mark will replace current CEO Helmut Modlik, who announced his resignation in early March 2020.  In accepting[…]

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How to use Zoom securely

Many people and organisations across the globe are turning to online video conferencing solutions to enable continuity of communication and social interaction. Among this there has been a concerted effort for New Zealand health providers to reduce face-to-face consults in favour of virtual, after[…]

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Liz Stockley

Patients First welcomes Liz Stockley to the Board

We are delighted to announce that Liz Stockley has joined the Patients First Board. Liz was appointed in mid-February 2020 and said she looks forward to bringing her “experience of[…]

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