Author: Precision Driven Health

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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

AI in Health Report Launched

Precision Driven Health has partnered with the AI Forum to produce a research report, AI for Health in New Zealand / Hauoro i te Atamai Iahiko. Read more and access the report below. New Zealand’s district health boards are facing a $500 million annual deficit but artificial intelligence (AI) could annually contribute more than $700 …

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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. 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 …