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Cyber Smart Week 2019

Are you secure online?Make sure of it. Patients First, Conporto Health and Medical IT Advisors are proud to be official partners of the 2019 Cyber Smart Week, New Zealand’s national cyber security awareness week aimed at helping New Zealanders protect themselves online, a CERTNZ initiative.   New Zealand Health Information Security Requirements An organisation that…
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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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Protect your online self

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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Patient with relative

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: reporter Sam Sachdeva Published at: 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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hMael scheduled outage: Wednesday 20th June, 9pm

hMael scheduled maintenance this Wednesday 20th June, 9:00pm On Wednesday 20th June at 9:00pm we will be performing a system upgrade with the release of hMael v3.5. We expect the update to take up to four hours, however, services will resume by 6am, Thursday 21st June. hMael services unavailable during the upgrade The hMael service…
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Helmut Modlik being interviewed

Video interview with Helmut Modlik – Conporto Event Detection & Mitigation

Helmut Modlik, Chief Executive of Patients First, discusses leading edge event detection technology to prevent harm in primary care at the 2018 Emerging Tech in Health Conference, Christchurch. For more information about the Conporto EDM, visit the Conporto Health website. Conporto Health is a subsidiary of Patients First.