Category: Empowering People

Adapting a Mobile App Development Framework for M-Health Solutions

Mobile health (mHealth) is the use of mobile devices, sensor devices, and wireless technologies in healthcare. There are many advantages and opportunities of using mHealth across all areas of healthcare. There are several use cases where mHealth can provide significant benefits for example – urgent care, wellness, medication tracking, appointments and access to electronic health …

Interpretable Machine Learning

The “black box” metaphor is commonly used to refer to the lack of understanding of how modern Machine Learning (ML) systems make decisions. Researchers are working actively to remedy this situation which is especially problematic in Healthcare where legal accountability and ethics have to be taken into account in the decision-making process. Consequently, the industry …

A Public Health Calculator Website for Kiwis

Calibrated for Kiwis As a small country in the South Pacific, our uniqueness is often overlooked by health science researchers. Medical assessment tools are created and used based on research conducted in other countries with larger populations. While we have many similarities with these populations, we are not an identical match. Which is why one …

Interactive Growth Chart Being Developed for Kiwi Children

An interactive growth chart for babies and young children is being developed in a bid to help tackle childhood obesity in New Zealand.   Research initiative Precision Driven Health has combined with leading child health research funder Cure Kids and the National Science Challenge A Better Start to develop and trial an interactive child growth chart. At …

Growth Charts for NZ Children to Undergo Mobile Makeover

A novel interactive growth chart for babies and young children is being developed in a bid to help tackle childhood obesity in New Zealand. Research initiative Precision Driven Health has combined with leading child health research funder Cure Kids and the National Science Challenge A Better Start to develop and trial an interactive child growth chart. At …

See How They Grow

In partnership with Cure Kids and the National Science Challenge A Better Start, PDH supports the work led by The University of Auckland’s Gayl Humphrey on the project “See how they grow: Developing and trialling an interactive Child Growth Chart for New Zealand children”. In this project, Ms Humphrey and her team will design, develop, and …

A Patient’s Journey for an Elective Surgery

An Automated Approach Towards Prioritisation and Preoperative Assessment The path to an elective surgery can contain many difficulties for both patients and clinicians. It is a lengthy, as well as daunting, process for the patient, while delays and cancellations can be extremely costly for the healthcare provider. This research project looked at how to devise …

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Information Consent Best Practice

Data-driven healthcare will result in a “tsunami” of information from existing and new data sources including patient-generated data from genetic testing, consumer devices such as wearable fitness apps, and social media. How can clinicians and researchers utilise this data to help consumers achieve better health outcomes? How can consumers control who has access to their …