Oct/Nov 2015 CareConnect Update

Half a MILLION eReferrals now sent in the Auckland Region!

P4M - Profile for Mac & eReferrals

P4M has been tested with our CareConnect eReferrals with good results;

Practices using P4M will be contacted by the vendor (IntraHealth) with instructions about upgrading their system so they will be able to submit electronic referrals

Target date for getting all P4M practices upgraded is Monday 16 November.

Once the step have been completed, this is how you will get to the eReferral Forms:
From Main Menu go Forms/Add



The New Zealand Innovators Awards aims to recognise and celebrate innovative, high-growth New Zealand organisations. 

Our Vendors, Nexxtâ„¢ were Finalists this year in the 'Innovation in 'Health & Science' category for Dynamic Pathways, 'Enabling Best Practice'. 

This is a remarkable achievement.


With a team including 5 clinical editors and substantial input from subject matter experts, the Pathways team have updated over 100 of the 500+ pages of pathways available on the Auckland Regional HealthPathways Platform, making them relevant to your practice. This includes 50 clinical pathways pages.

You can also access patient education information on Health Navigator.

Access details:   

Username: connected   
Password: healthcare


BIG Activity in TestSafe.  Watch this space!

TestSafe Upgrade Project

We are currently working to update Testsafe in order to provide enhanced browser capability.  Once upgraded, Testsafe will support:
  • Google Chromeâ„¢
  • IE 8, 9, 10, 11
  • Mozilla® Firefox®
  • Mozilla® Firefox® Extended Support Release (ESR)
  • Safari®
  • Safari® Mobile
The functionality in Testsafe will remain the same, however there will be changes to the look and feel.
The upgrade is expected to take place February-March 2016. Please keep your eyes open for key communications in the coming months.

Testsafe Privacy & Security Framework.

Implementation of this framework will allow consumers to:
  • Opt off all documents in TestSafe
  • Opt off a set of particular service documents e.g.: Gastroenterology in TestSafe
  • Opt off a date range of documents in TestSafe – e.g. May 2012
  • Have the ability to restrict documents to certain user groups e.g.: Community Pharmacy
This project will require not only changes to the TestSafe architecture, but will also require enhanced communication between healthcare providers and consumers. 

GP PMS Single Sign On (SSO)

SSO will be instrumental for primary care users so they can seamlessly use Testsafe and Shared Care in patient context without needing to log in each time. 
The CareConnect team has been working with PMS vendors in Auckland to ensure the development will result in a more streamlined and efficient workflow for clinicians.
If we are able to continue progressing at the current pace, SSO should be available end of March 2016.


Secure Messaging Update

All of the functional requirements for Secure Messaging have been agreed upon by the Clinical User Group and the prototypes is now being developed.
The agreed general principles the group are working within are:
  • Keeping it simple
  • Making it function like email
The changes will be implemented in the first 2016 release.



The CARE (Co-ordinated care, Assessment, Rehabilitation and Education) Project is a Waitemata District Health Board (WDHB) pilot undertaken in partnership with ProCare and Waitemata Primary Health Organisation (PHO).

The project aims to improve the health of people aged 75 and over and Maori and Pacific people aged 65 and over, who are at high risk of unplanned hospitalisation or other adverse outcomes, by providing a whole-system approach, integrating primary care and hospital services.
Under the CARE Project, five General Practices have been trained in Shared Care and are now up and running using the Assessment function.

Changes to our Model of Service

Our dedicated Service Desk is now in place.  If you have any queries or requests, the single phone number is 0800 268 626
or log calls directly via email:  

3/4 of our Service Desk Team

Who makes up our Governance Group?

  • Steve Boomert (Chair) (Procare)
  • Sarah Thirlwall (CM Health)
  • Andrew Brant (WDHB)
  • Alan Davis (NDHB)
  • Andrew Miller (Manaia Health)
  • Benedict Hefford (CM Health)
  • Graeme Osborne (NHITB)
  • Debbie Holdsworth (ADHB/WDHB)

  • Charlotte Harris (Auckland PHO)
  • Loretta Hansen (Easthealth PHO)
  • Karl Cole (Procare)
  • Sarah Tibby (healthAlliance)
  • Rory Matthews (Francis Group International)
  • Kevin Robinson (healthAlliance)
  • Jo Fitzpatrick (Consumer Representative)