The Primary Healthcare IT Governance Group, known as 'Patients First' is one of four core bodies that will deliver the National Health IT Plan.
This group is a collaboration of three organisations wanting to improve the collection, use and reporting of health information across the continuum of care. They are:
- The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners (RNZCGP)
- General Practice New Zealand
- National Health IT Board
Patients First will govern primary and community health care projects, eg General Practitioner to General Practitioner (GP2GP), and will engage in the primary health care aspects of regional and national projects, eg e-discharges, safe medications and community e-prescribing.