As we build towards world class capability, commercialising outcomes is an important goal for the Precision Driven Health initiative. Our founding private sector partner is Orion Health, a health technology company that provides solutions which enable healthcare to over 100 million patients in more than 25 countries. Its open technology platform Orion Health Amadeus seamlessly integrates all forms of relevant data to enable population and personalised healthcare around the world. The company employs over 1200 people globally and is committed to continual innovation, investing substantially in research and development to cement its position at the forefront of precision medicine. We also work with many other commercial partners on specific projects.
The Precision Driven Health initiative involves academic institutions to help with the development of world-leading academic expertise in health technology. This assists institutions to attract, retain and develop talented researchers, as well as help with producing industry-ready graduates. Our founding academic partner is The University of Auckland which was founded in 1883. It is the country’s largest university with over 40,000 students, nearly 10,000 of whom graduate annually. The main campus is in the heart of Auckland city and there are four specialist campuses. We also work with other academic institutions in New Zealand through our portfolio of research projects.
Health sector partners
The benefits for health sector participants in Precision Driven Health are manifold and include improving health outcomes for patients, developing and engaging staff and taking a leadership position in the exciting new area of precision medicine. Our founding health sector partner is Waitematā District Health Board which serves the communities of Rodney, North Shore and Waitakere. With more than 580,000 people, it is the largest New Zealand DHB by population. It provides secondary hospital and community services from North Shore and Waitakere hospitals and 30 community sites throughout the district, and employs more than 6800 people. Our projects have involved many other health sector organisations including several District Health Boards and clinical advisors.