Dr Ashwin Patel, General Practitioner
MBChB (Otago) Dip Obstet (Auckland), MRNZCGP
Born and raised in Wellington, Married 19 years, 3 children
Trained Otago Medical School, Postgraduate training in Wellington and Auckland
Lived in Auckland since 1986, in Parnell last 8 years. personel
In General practice 15 years. Own practice in Papatoetoe 1990-2001
Professional interests include:
Evidence Based Medicine (Best Practice Guidelines)
Preventative Health Care. (Screening, detection and management of risk factors).
Chronic Disease Management
International expert in Medical Informatics
Chair South-Med Independent Practitioner Association
Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioner Practice Development Committee
Chair Royal New Zealand College General Practitioners’ Information Committee
NZ Health Standards Committee
Standards New Zealand WG606 Committee
National EMR Standards Working Party, National Term Dictionary Working Party
WONCA (World organization of family practitioners) Informatics Working Party.
WONCA Asia-Pacific Regional Classification Committee
Australian Coding Jury for General Practice, New Zealand-Australia Joint Classification Committee
TC-215 (International committee on EMR / Standards)
Ex President Auckland Indian Medical Society
IMAC (National Immunisation advisory committee)
Trustee South Auckland Vision Screening Trust, Management committee of South Auckland Diabetes Project
Information systems consultant to South Auckland Health
Keynote Speaker - RACGP 9th Computer Conference, Melbourne
Speaker –1997 Asia Pacific WONCA Regional Conference in Seoul
Speaker at numerous health and IT conferences
Medical Software Including:
Next Generation Clinical Notes – Full clinical notes / Decision Support/ patient education. In hundred’s of sites through out NZ, pilot sites in South Africa and India.
Diabetes Clinic Software -Whitiora Diabetes Clinic, South Auckland Vision Screening Database
National Heart Foundation Coronary Risk Calculator / Guidelines
Consultant on projects including: Breast Screening Program for Health Waikato, Discharge Summaries for Northland Health/ SAH, Laboratory Results Viewer (A+), Kidznet database.
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