Benefits for Health Providers

Why belong to RAPHS?

The benefits ...

Population health analysis and continuing quality assurance and improvement are important aspects of RAPHS’ work, but we go further than number crunching.

Your patients will have

  • Direct access to free and low-cost programmes to prevent or effectively manage disease and improve their health

  • Opportunities to participate in research and development with potential health benefits for Rotorua’s people.

You and your staff will have

  • Professional development - regular and convenient access to patient-focused education, peer review and professional development services for all staff - General Practitioners, Practice Nurses and Practice Managers/Administrators

  • Accreditation support - support for General Practice accreditation

  • Policy support - easy access to current evidence-based best practice medicine resources, a Continuous Quality Improvement plan, Best Practice Guidelines, Health Information Privacy, patient satisfaction surveys, significant event reporting and auditing

  • Business support and tools for the management of your practice, including:
    • PHO register functions
    • Service utilisation activity
    • Clinical performance indicators
    • Provider lists, provider payments
    • Support for fee review process including data analysis, and standard accounting functions
  • Clinical programme support - personalised support for clinical programmes from the initial design, implementation and promotion stages, through to information analysis, evaluation, reporting – and claiming

  • Locum support – assistance with recruiting and appointing locums and general practitioners

  • Enrolment support – support for processes to validate practice enrolments and assit in national audit protocols

  • IT Services – for a full schedule of IT services we offer to our member practices click here

  • Patient-focused information technology – access to a:
    • A virtual private network
    • Database management, housing and security
    • Help desk level one and two, programme and practice IT support
    • Software and hardware support
    • Systems training