About Patients First
Patients First is a niche health IT, non-profit charitable organisation jointly owned by the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners (RNZCGP) and General Practice New Zealand (GPNZ). Patients First began in April 2010 and initially grew out of a desire to further enhance the primary care information and quality space. Our work traverses the integration space between healthcare provided in hospital and community settings in the areas of connectivity, information, and quality.
Patients First works right across the health sector – with funders, product developers and health service providers – allowing us to see the gaps and identify opportunities to use technology to improve the way we find, share and use information for the good of patients.