Category: News & Updates

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.

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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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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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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Cyber Smart Week 2018

Cyber Smart Week 2018 – how to #getcybersmart? Patients First, Conporto Health and Medical IT Advisors are supporting the 2018 #CyberSmartWeek*, New Zealand’s national cyber security awareness week aimed at helping New Zealanders protect themselves online New Zealand Health Information Security Requirements An organisation that does not have a health information security policy cannot assure patients their…
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Conporto spreads its safety net to catch patient harms before they happen

Written by Cliff Taylor, NZ Doctor. It sounds like a health sector version of the film Minority Report, a computerised “pre­crime unit” capable of detecting possible harms to people before they occur. The Conporto event detec­tion and mitigation system is, in fact, an automated tool that analyses patient records to detect potential medication-related harms. Incidents…
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Patient record in a PMS

Harm event detection tool successfully trialled

Written by: eHealthNews.nz reporter Sam Sachdeva Published at: https://www.hinz.org.nz/news/411485/Harm-event-detection-tool-successfully-trialled.htm An alerting system designed to slash the number of prescribing-related harm events could be rolled out further after a successful trial, its developer says. The Conporto Event Detection and Mitigation Solution has been developed by Patients First, a non-profit organisation owned by General Practice New Zealand and…
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