Enabling a better-connected
New Zealand health sector
Patients First is a charitable, non-government organisation. We provide strategic leadership and technology expertise to enable a better-connected health system for the benefit of patients across New Zealand.
We are innovative and love to think outside the box to find patient-centred IT solutions and provide guidance and expertise to support the health sector.
Supporting nationally significant digital health projects
The Digital Investment Bid initiative aims to uplift the baseline maturity of infrastructure and capability across the health sector to a minimum level to enable reform.
The NZ ePrescription Service (NZePS) is a secure channel to prescribe and dispense prescriptions electronically.
Patients First regularly supports telehealth initiatives and provides cybersecurity expertise to the Telehealth Leadership Group.
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Latest News & Blog
The Board of Patients First is pleased to announce their newest member, Matt Hector Taylor. Matt has worked in the New Zealand health system since 1997. His focus initially was on organisation change and service redesign. He started working with IT in health in 1998-99, co-founding health IT consulting and implementation company HealthMAP. He was […]
The Board of Patients First is pleased to announce their newest member, Dr Nader Fattah. Nader is a British medical graduate and a practicing GP of more than 16 years, attaining membership of the Royal College of GPs (UK) in 2005. After gaining his Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery degree at the University of Dundee, […]
Every year New Zealanders lose millions of dollars and private information as a result of using weak passwords or reusing passwords across multiple accounts. Last year, tech publication ZDNet listed ‘123456’, ‘password’ and ‘12345678’ as some of the worst passwords used in 2020. Did you know that the health sector is in the top five […]