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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 organised primary care and governance to support the next steps in the evolution of the organisation.” Liz has been part of the health sector since…
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Position Vacancy: Chief Executive Officer

Following the announcement from departing CEO, Helmut Modlik, Patients First are seeking applications for a replacement Chief Executive Officer.

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Cybersecurity advisory for Telework and Telehealth in response to COVID-19

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) will force many healthcare organisations to consider remote workplace options for their employees (VPN), new ways to interact with their patients (telehealth) and third-party communication (video conferencing/file share). Some options can be secure when implemented properly, though if implemented in a rush or not properly maintained, may pose a significant risk.…
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Conporto Health

Patients First sells ‘Conporto Health’ and steps back from commercial activity

Patients First has started 2020 with a renewed focus on its core role in the health sector, relinquishing its commercial interests and concentrating on its work in ‘the commons’. Helmut Modlik, Patients First Chief Executive, said “we’re refocusing ourselves entirely around our work as a charity acting for the public good as a trusted adviser…
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OWASP New Zealand Day 2020

Buzzing about information security at OWASP New Zealand Day 2020

Don’t let the acronym put you off – we weren’t subjected to any nasty stings at the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) New Zealand Day. But we certainly learned plenty about the misconceptions, challenges and harsh realities of information security in New Zealand.  Consisting of a two-day training course and a one-day conference, OWASP…
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Conporto Health integrates secure email service ‘hMael’ with Outlook

In the final months of a busy and successful year, staff at Conporto Health have recently launched a fully integrated version of hMael for Microsoft Outlook and a new hMael Windows application.

SNOMED CT Developer Education Days event

SNOMED Developer Education Days – Book your spot!

Registrations have now closed as event is full. SNOMED International and HISO are running two SNOMED Developer Education Days, located in Christchurch and Auckland in November. They are seeking genuine software developers and devops people who want to learn the ins and outs of building SNOMED queries into their software and using SNOMED International terminology…
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Securing your email with TLS

Transport Layer Security (TLS) is a cryptographic protocol that secures communication over a network by using certificates to encrypt a connection between computers. TLS is the successor of SSL (Secure Sockets Layer). The simplest example is your banking website; TLS makes the difference between the HTTP (unencrypted) and HTTPS (encrypted) traffic. For email it is…
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Importing GP2GP recalls in MedTech32

Patient recall information can now be included in all GP2GP transfers

With the release of Medtech32 Version 22.17 and Medtech Evolution Version 1.14 earlier this year, changes were made to the GP2GP Patient Record Import and Export function to allow users to transfer a patient’s recalls with the rest of the medical record to a patient’s new provider. This functionality is already available in other Patient…
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Cyber security

Information Security Officer Role Guidance

In every practice, responsibility for managing health information security requirements needs to be clearly defined and reside with at least one senior individual. All staff must be aware of the security responsibility undertaken by that nominated individual or individuals. For smaller organisations, this is likely to be a secondary role to their normal role within…
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Ground-breaking NZ health technology set to improve health for all

A ground-breaking New Zealand service that detects and prevents serious medication and treatment-related harm in real time has been approved for roll out across the health sector.  Conporto Event Detection and Mitigation (Conporto EDM)is a new software solution that detects and notifies clinicians of serious harm events and solves one of the health profession’s biggest…
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