Connected Health Information Services

Connected Health Information Services enable the safe sharing of trusted health information

Connected Health Information Services includes a number of services already in place such as:

  • National Health Index (NHI)
  • eSpatial Address Management (eSAM)
  • GP2GP
  • Access to other information services such as B4Schools and NIR data

From March 2016, two new Connected Health Information Services – NZePS and NES – will be available to general practices nationwide. Scroll down for information on incorporation of these services into Medtech32 and Medtech Evolution.

If you would like more information about the Connected Health Information Services (NES and NZePS), click here to view the Ministry of Health website.

Activation of NES for Medtech32 and Medtech Evolution Users:

  •  The NES module will be made available to all Medtech practices using Medtech32 and Medtech Evolution. Practices will be advised by their respective PHOs of the process to follow for activation.
  •  The activation will be phased and coordinated by PHOs and Ministry. PHOs will work with the Ministry to provide induction and training support for practices. Medtech has developed user guides and webinars (see below on this page).
  • All Medtech32 customers will need to upgrade to Version 22.7 Build 5383 or later and all Medtech Evolution customers to Version 1.7.0.71 or later.

 Activation of NZePS for Medtech32 and Medtech Evolution Users:

  •  The activation of NZePS will proceed separately from NES, and will be initiated by practices themselves, by first completing the Connected Health Information Services Request Form available on the MoH website (www.healthitboard.govt.nz/chis). The form is to be signed and emailed to the Ministry of Health at onlinehelpdesk@moh.govt.nz.
  •  The Ministry of Health will process the application and provide the practice with the relevant information needed.
  •  Once the above steps are completed for NZePS with the Ministry of Health, Practices are required to complete the Service Activation Request Form (SARF) to request the activation of NZePS in your PMS.

NZePS

The NZePS allows an electronic version of the standard hard copy of a prescription given to a patient to also be retrieved by a community pharmacy. There is no change to your workflow within Medtech32 when prescribing and printing a prescription, but rather new features available for you to use.

Medtech32 NZePS Webinars:

Click here to view the webinars individually

Evolution NZePS Webinars

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NES

The NES service is designed to provide a centralised register with real-time patient enrolment status and a single source of truth for enrolment data to ensure accuracy of Capitation Based Funding calculations. It is a web-based service that is integrated into Medtech32 allowing practice staff to access, validate, modify and maintain patient identity (NHI) and demographics, supporting accurate identification of patients and clinical safety.

Medtech32 NES Webinars

Click here to view the webinars individually

Evolution NES Webinars


Click here to view the webinars individually

NIR – National Immunisation Register

The National Immunisation Register (NIR) ensures that patient immunisation records are are up-to-date and kept safe. Immunisation records also help to control disease by understanding which immunisations are implemented within the population..

Learn more about the National Immunisation Register

MIMS – Monthly Index of Medical Specialities

The February 2017 MIMS Update Installer is now available. Please note that from March 2017, these monthly updates will be available directly from MIMS. Communications about the availability of the monthly MIMS Update Installer will come from MIMS.

As a prerequisite, the practice must be on Medtech Evolution Version 1.7 in order to install the March MIMS Update and subsequent monthly updates. If not already on Version 1.7, please upgrade to this version before 28 February 2017.