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Model of Care Tag

Medicine advice put patients back on track

Clinical pharmacist Tess James is proof that tackling a few simple medicine issues can greatly improve a patient's quality of life.

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.

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. 

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.

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. 

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.

Health Care Home

Implementation of Pinnacle's Health Care Home began in 2011 at three practices in Hamilton.  Find out about our learnings so far.

Kiwi pioneering spirit running high at Taupo Medical Centre

Taupo Medical Centre is a place where innovation has truly become the norm and the expectation in their unrelenting quest to make things better for their patient population.

Patient portal

Learn more about patient portals and how they can help your practice and your patients.

Feeling under pressure? A patient portal will help!

We recently spoke with a GP who is a 'convert' - she was previously dead set against introducing portal use at her practice but on moving practices she found she had to 'get on board'.  A couple of years down the track and she can't picture practicing without a portal now...


Big outcomes for Health Care Home Lakes extended care team patients

The Lakes extended care team help general practice to support high-needs patients. Check out the latest patient outcome stories.