MacRae officially takes charge at Patients First

Former manager of ICT at Compass Health Jayden MacRae has officially taken up the position of CEO with Patients First as inaugural CEO Andrew Terris takes a sabbatical from the industry.

Mr MacRae, who has also worked in technical operational roles with responsibility for software development and information analysis, will oversee some new developments with Patients First, including an upgrade to the GP2GP medical record transfer system and the release of new reports as part of round two of the practice management system (PMS) review.

The first paper covers NZ's capability with patient portals, which the National Health IT Board wants to be made available to all patients by the end of the year.

That report will be followed by others on cloud hosting, IT support for PMSs and prescribing capability.

“I feel very lucky to be a part of Patients First which is a brand synonymous with highly successful sector projects,” Mr MacRae said. “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.”

Patients First chairman David Moore said Mr MacRae was “a fantastic catch” for the company. “He has a great history in information systems in primary care and shared care records.”

Posted in New Zealand eHealth

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