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Medicly Partners with Medtech to Enhance Healthcare Data Security

21 Apr 2023
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Medicly, a secure data exchange that automates the technology workflow required to access primary care data securely, has partnered with Medtech Global to roll out their solution to healthcare providers across Aotearoa. This partnership will enhance the security of primary healthcare records and information by providing an audit of all data access.

Medtech owns and manages over 85% of the practice management systems (PMS) across New Zealand. Medicly’s healthcare data exchange is built on Eightwire’s platform, which has also facilitated the secure sharing of data across government agencies and between NGOs for New Zealand’s Social Investment Agency since 2016.

Medicly's healthcare data exchange simplifies secure data extraction and provides the healthcare system with quick, reliable access to primary care data and insightful health analytics. Ultimately the solution will help patients by enabling more equitable healthcare through timely access to health data.

"Access to this data and the analytics it generates will give policymakers and the government real insights into healthcare providers, staffing levels, how funding is used, and other important metrics,” says Andy Ellis, the Head of Product at Medicly. “Accurate analysis of this data leads to insights that enable policymakers and health providers to be proactive and not just reactive. It will help inform resourcing and planning decisions.”

“Over the last several years, we have seen many examples where the health sector was operating in a way that is complex and insecure. With Medicly’s proven security and governance controls, the entire sector is running much more securely while accessing analytics that can guide improvements to healthcare outcomes across the board.”

Partnering with Medtech was a no-brainer for the team at Medicly and Eightwire.

“We’ve partnered with Medtech because they provide substantial support to the majority of general practices in Aotearoa,” says Ellis. “Medicly can provide the anonymisation of that patient data for analysis and insights at a regional level so patients can receive timely and equitable healthcare.”

Likewise, it’s been a mutually beneficial partnership for Medtech.

”We’ve partnered with Medicly because they’re very good at what they do, which is enabling access to data with strict security and privacy governance,” says Lawrence Peterson, General Manager of Integration and Infrastructure at Medtech. “They make data exchange simple, seamless, and secure.”

Medicly is built on Eightwire’s Data Exchange platform that currently processes over 3.5 billion records every month in the social, healthcare and law enforcement sectors. Eightwire has achieved SOC II and government certifications to ensure that every citizen's data is secure and managed responsibly.

The platform is quick and easy to set up, operate and maintain. It allows system integration without the need for APIs, manual extracts, or other complex technologies. It can deliver 4000 records per second, all while reducing data errors that can cause system crashes.

“Medicly is committed to data privacy and maintaining the strictest security practices,” says Ellis. “All data that passes through Medicly is encrypted at rest and in transit. This means that not even the staff at Medicly or Eightwire can see the data moving through the system.”

Government agencies, NGOs, and healthcare providers across the country are already using the Eightwire data exchange to transform the way they manage their data, and there has also been interest from Medtech’s Australian customers. Future applications for Medicly include expanding the exchange to pharmacies and independent health practitioners like chiropractors, physiotherapists, and counsellors.

“Together, we can deliver more secure, reliable, and scalable data analytics and help organisations and practitioners leverage the opportunities that come with improved access to relevant data,” says Ellis.

“It's been a really beneficial partnership for both parties,” says Peterson. “Medicly have been great to work with, and like us, they have some great ideas for future applications of this technology that are really exciting. It’s just a better way of doing things.”

Andy Ellis
Head of Product - Healthcare
[email protected]


Eightwire is a global leader in data-sharing applications. Trusted by large enterprises and governments worldwide, their innovative Data Exchange Platform automates complex data exchange processes, enabling secure collaboration across enterprises.


Powered by Eightwire, ‍Medicly tackles the challenges that affect the time, energy, and cost of healthcare by automating the thousands of steps needed to deliver data between enterprises.

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