In March, over a million file transfers were completed since GP2GP (General Practitioner to General Practitioner) was introduced in 2011. Impressively, over 30,000 transfer messages are transferred each month. This ambitious project was delivered by Patients First Ltd in conjunction with the Practice Management System vendors. GP2GP was a key requirement of the 2010 National […]
Patients First are proud to have released a security checklist for General Practice. It is designed to allow general practice to undertake a basic assessment of their health information security practices. Read more about the checklist and associated guide document here.
A recent Commonwealth Fund survey and paper published in Health Affairs suggests that New Zealand’s Primary Care Health IT systems are narrowly leading the way compared to nine other countries. The comparison is in metrics identified as being important for primary care physicians caring for patients with complex needs. The paper identified three metrics measured in 2012 and […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]