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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

Positions held:

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.


Send mail to ashwin.patel@mypractice.co.nz with questions or comments about this web site.