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Data Breaches Target for hMael

Preventing data breaches is one of the main goals of a new secure email platform about to be launched for the health sector. hMael will be available to those working in the health sector before Christmas completely free of charge. “There is still a lot of education that needs to be done within health to…
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Patients First Move Office

Patients First have moved office to new premises located at 50 Customhouse Quay, Wellington. They are sharing office space with the Royal New Zealand College of General Practice, one of the two shareholders in Patients First. The building will be familiar to many Wellingtonians and architecture enthusiasts as the ‘Government Life’ or ‘Tower’ building. The…
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Patient Portal Business Models

Patients First recently presented to the Royal New Zealand College of General Practice 2015 conference on work that they have completed with Sapere and the National Health IT Board. Below is a summary of their presentation and slides and summary notes are included in the side-panel. Abstract Running general practice is a balance between providing…
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GP2GP A Way Forward in Australia?

Edwin Kruys has recently written a blog post outlining the GP2GP solution as a way that Australia can quickly and relatively cheaply improve doctor workflow and reduce patient safety issues when patients transfer their medical practice. Read the full post here.

Patients First Reviews PMS Support

A survey distributed by Patients First to the sector is providing general practices with an opportunity to feedback on the support service provided by their Practice Management System Vendors. The Patients First PMS Review series provides an important independent look at the various software and services offered to general practice. The work also provides vendors…
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King’s Fund Provide Overview of Integrated Care

Integrated Care System Integration enables integrated models of care. See the accompanying video from the Kings Fund for a brief overview of what integrated care is all about. By allowing care providers to easily and efficiently share information about patients, in a secure and controlled fashion, patients can receive the services they need, when they…
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GP2GP Presented to HINZ 2014 Conference

Patients First Solutions Architect Peter Jordan presented his paper investigating what the use of GP2GP shows up about patient movement between general practices to the 2014 Health Informatics New Zealand conference in Auckland. Paper Abstract The GP2GP Project, facilitating the electronic transfer of complete patient records between General Practice systems, was delivered by Patients First in…
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Health Care Online For Patients

Compass Health have produced a video that explains how online health care is coming to a practice near you in the future, and how both doctors and patients may benefit from this.  

General Practice in Spotlight of new Patients First Appointment

Jess White is the latest addition to Patients First’s core services team. Jess comes with a strong background in liaising with general practice; particularly in the management of service development, process improvement and information projects. She is coming into the team as a senior project manager. “Jess has extensive experience in working with the coal…
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Patient Portal Review Raises Questions of Sector

Press Release The majority of general practices in New Zealand now have the technology to begin giving patients online access to their own medical records and to allow them to interact with patients electronically. Patients First has just completed a review of the “Patient Portals” that are offered by New Zealand general practice software makers.…
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GP2GP Version 2 Released

GP2GP, the highly successful electronic patient file transfer utility launched by Patients First around a year ago, has just undergone it’s first major update. GP2GP transfers currently track at around 30,000 per month. Close collaboration between HealthLink, Patients First and the 4 PMS vendors, Houston, Intrahealth, Medtech and My Practice, resulted in a modified design which…
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