New CEO at Helm for Patients First
Patients First is pleased to announce that Jayden MacRae has taken up the role of its Chief Executive Officer. He replaces the inaugural CEO, Andrew Terris who was with the organisation for almost five years.
“Jayden is a fantastic catch for Patients First.”, says company Chairman David Moore. “He has a great history in information systems in primary care and shared care records. He has the trust of all of our stakeholders and has the right moral compass for the organisation. We are lucky that we have him able and willing to join the Patients First team.”
Jayden has come from Compass Health where over the past 11 years he has held senior management roles including the Director of Research & Innovation and General Manager of ICT. Prior to that he worked in technical operational roles with responsibility for software development and information analysis. He has a strong practical knowledge of the current IT landscape in Primary Health Organisations. Jayden has worked in the health IT sector since 1999 in both primary and secondary care and prior to that qualified as a physiotherapist.
Jayden says he is looking forward to the opportunity to contribute to what is a busy and complex time for health system integration.
“I feel very lucky to be a part of Patients First which is a brand synonymous with highly successful sector projects”, MacRae says. “I’m lucky enough to step in at a time when we are about to deliver another clutch of what will be valuable products, including the second version of the GP2GP product and a follow-up briefing series on Practice Management Systems and Patient Portal offerings related to General Practice.”
“The public quite rightly expect high quality health care. We need to support health professionals to deliver their best by ensuring they have the right information when they need it. Integrated information systems and quality information frameworks can help to achieve this. As we are successful in improving integration we must also be mindful to continue to balance and protect patient privacy.”
- Patients First Ltd is a not-for-profit limited liability company that works within the health sector to achieve quality health outcomes for patients by enabling information system integration and promoting quality information frameworks.
- GP2GP enables the electronic transfer of patient medical records from one general practice to another particularly when patients move their general practice. Prior to this, patient notes were mailed or faxed beween practices.
- GP2GP currently enables the transfer of over 32,000 patients’ notes per month across New Zealand.