About Us

Specialists in health information technology systems

Patients First is a charitable, non-government organisation providing strategic leadership and technology expertise to enable a better-connected health system for the benefit of patients across New Zealand.

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Who we are

We are a team of IT leaders and professionals who are focused on enabling 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 quality educational material to support the health sector.

Working right across the health sector – with funders, product vendors and health service providers – we see the gaps and identify opportunities to use technology and collaborate to create a more cohesive and patient-centric health system.

We are supported by strategic leadership from our Board, Steering Group, and Shareholder, and funded by the Ministry of Health.

The Patients First team are a highly capable group representing many years of experience, expertise and leadership in the health and IT sectors.

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The Patients First Board, Steering Group and Shareholder provide governance functions to support and direct our work programme and objectives.