Author: Precision Driven Health

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The Pulse Newsletter – August 2019

Read the August issue of PDH’s quarterly newsletter, The Pulse. Precision Driven HealthPDH is New Zealand’s unique health data science research partnership. http://www.precisiondrivenhealth.com

Survey of machine learning-based approaches to de-identification of medical documents

Summer of Research project by Vithya Yogarajan, supervised by Michael Mayo, University of Waikato. Protecting patient confidentiality while using medical data from electronic health records (EHRs) for research is crucial. De-identification of EHR data provides the opportunity to use the data for research without the risk of breaching patient privacy, and avoids the need for …

A data mining project using the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey dataset

Summer of Research project by Josh Atwal, supervised by Dr. Jichao Zhao (University of Auckland). Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common sustained heart rhythm disturbance. At present, 25% of the New Zealand population who are 40 years old or more will experience AF in their lifetime. AF increases morbidity and mortality. The aim of …

Effects of resourcing on timely and effective care of patients in a lymphoedema clinic

Summer of Research project by Ellen Gibbs, AUT University, supervised by Sarah Marshall (AUT University). Computer models can help design specialist health clinics, giving patients the better care and using clinic resources efficiently. Ellen Gibbs created a simulation for a clinic dedicated to treating lymphoedema. Lymphoedema causes limbs to swell up with lymph fluid and …

An online system for answering medical questions

Summer of Research project by Qiming Bao, University of Auckland, supervised by Dr Jiamou Liu (University of Auckland). As demand for doctors increases, patients may be able to decrease pressure on the health system and save themselves money by getting a preliminary diagnosis from an automatic question-and-answer system. Existing online chatbots such as Buoy Health …

PDH and HRC Announce Postdoctoral Fellowship Recipient in Data-Driven Precision Health

Precision Driven Health (PDH) and the Health Research Council of New Zealand (HRC) are thrilled to award their first joint Postdoctoral Fellowship to Dr Rosie Dobson from the University of Auckland. Her 24-month programme of research will focus on enabling self-care through personalised mHealth, an area of precision health that involves analysing data collected by …

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The Pulse Newsletter – May 2019

Read the May issue of PDH’s quarterly newsletter, The Pulse. Precision Driven HealthPDH is New Zealand’s unique health data science research partnership. http://www.precisiondrivenhealth.com

Precision Driven Health and NZ Health IT announce MoU

Precision Driven Health, a public-private research initiative and NZ Health IT (NZHIT), the peak body for NZ’s health IT industry sector, are pleased to have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to enable further collaboration and create innovative opportunities across New Zealand’s health IT sector. The MoU represents both organisations’ commitment to improving health by enabling …

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The Pulse Newsletter – January 2019

Read the January issue of PDH’s quarterly newsletter, The Pulse. Precision Driven HealthPDH is New Zealand’s unique health data science research partnership. http://www.precisiondrivenhealth.com

Precision Driven Health Partners with Navilluso Medical to Further Improve Access to Health Services for Kiwi Children

Precision Driven Health (PDH), a public-private research partnership founded by Orion Health, the University of Auckland and Waitemata DHB, is today announcing its partnership with Navilluso Medical Ltd, an innovative healthcare organisation that is focused on increasing quality, cost and equity of access to health services for all New Zealanders. Founded by Dr Lance O’Sullivan, …