Author: Precision Driven Health

Lessons learned from developing a COVID-19 algorithm governance framework

The use of algorithms to potentially aid decision making was part of Aotearoa New Zealand’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, with Te Pokapū Hātepe o Aotearoa, the New Zealand Algorithm Hub housing many of these algorithms. Now, an open access paper, Lessons learned from developing a COVID-19 algorithm governance framework in Aotearoa New Zealand, has …

Data Analysis Saves Lives – HOPE (AAA)

Māori are nearly three-times more likely to have Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms (AAA) – a condition described as “the silent killer” – than non-Māori.  To address this, an innovative data analysis project helped identify and save patients with AAA, demonstrating the potential of using data and machine learning to prioritise screening for those most at risk. …

Patients Like This: Share your views

Shared decision making in cancer carePart of the Patients Like This research project Research lead: Dr Karol Czuba We are looking for persons with cancer, or working with or affected by patients with cancer, to take part in a research study: Have you or someone in your whānau or family been diagnosed with breast or …

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Patients Like This

It is important to provide patients with reliable, accurate and personalised information about their health conditions, to engage them in their health. Often, this is done by doctors, based on their textbook knowledge and prior clinical experience in communicating with and managing similar patients under their direct care. Whilst this usually works well for experienced …

Telehealth as a Model for Health Care Delivery for Underserved Populations

In New Zealand, Telehealth provided health care during the COVID-19 lockdown, but its use has declined back to pre-COVID levels. Despite the fact that Telehealth is equivalent to in-person care, the lack of guidelines for design and implementation may result in risks to patient safety. Telehealth has not been widely adopted in New Zealand and …

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The Pulse Newsletter – July 2021

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

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The Pulse Newsletter – April 2021

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

Kevin Ross: Farewell 2020

Dear PDH whānau, Our 2020 Research Day seemed to sum up the year for us all. Eagerly looking forward to finally bringing the whole PDH community together, we found out the night before that there was an unexplained community case of COVID-19 and gatherings in Auckland were discouraged*. Instead of meeting in person, we hosted …

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The Pulse Newsletter – December 2020

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

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The Pulse Newsletter – December 2019

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