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Better information sharing leads to healthier kids

Fewer children are missing critical health checks thanks to an innovative online tool and coordination service from Pinnacle Midland Health Network.

A healthier lifestyle is just what the doctor ordered

Patients who could benefit from more physical activity are getting the push they need with help from their GP and Sport Waikato. 

Alex gives an insight into managing diabetes

Hamilton patient Alex is an ex-practice nurse, a full time professional worker in her 50s, fit and has Type II diabetes. 

New Zealand’s Health Care Home gains international interest

The New Zealand Health Care Home and its harnessing of data to improve long term health outcomes gained international attention at a recent conference in Sydney.


Better, Sooner, More Convenient Health Care in Midlands EoI

Regional scale is critical to delivering better, sooner, more convenient primary health, and we are all on board as one region.  Here's where our journey started.

Clinical Pharmacy Review

This report looks at the new Clinical Pharmacist role, the work and tasks undertaken, and relationships with NorthCare's GP teams and patients.

Hamilton Health Profile

This health and service profile describes the health characteristics of patients enrolled with Midlands Health Network practices in Hamilton city.

B4 School Check Pilot Report 2014

The B4 School Check (B4SC) pilot was set up after feedback from the Ministry of Health that certain groups were not engaging in the B4SC programme.

Model of care patient survey 2013

Patients and clinicians at Hamilton's NorthCare practices have completed the second of three surveys on our model of care and the results have been published. 

IFHC Report 2011

This report provides insight into the development and roll out of Midlands Health Network's integrated model of care to three Hamilton practices. 

Seattle Findings Report

This report is a view into another way of doing things via the eyes of a group of who spent time visiting Group Health in Seattle in mid-2010.

Model of Care report

Several practices in our region have adopted and implemented the model of care.  This report looks at their stories and our learnings along the way.

Model of Care Snapshot

'A snap shot of the model of care to date' provides facts, figures and experiences of those at the current model of care proof of concept sites.

Maori Health Profile

The Midlands Health Network Maori Health Profile describes the health of the enrolled Maori population and the development of Maori health services. 

South Waikato Health Profile

The 2012 South Waikato Population Health and Service Profile describes the health of patients enrolled with Pinnacle  practices in South Waikato. 

The Network's Plan

The plan sets out the strategic direction, health outcomes and the way the eco-system will be developed to support the strategic objectives over the next three years.

Child and Youth Health Coordination Service

The network is working with providers to create one shared view of the information held for children's health milestones.

Primary Options

Primary Options gives practices access to a range of funded community, diagnostic, therapeutic treatment and logistical services to help treat acute patients.  

ManageMyHealth

The ManageMyHealth™ patient portal and shared electronic health record are being rolled out across the network to let improve access to and continuity of care for patients.

Health literacy knowledge bank

The health literacy knowledge bank provides guidelines and resources to help health professionals and patients interact effectively with each other.

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