Category: Media release

Kāhu AI and MoleMap partner with Te Hau Ora O Ngāpuhi

Skin cancer is one of the more common forms of cancer worldwide. It’s particularly prevalent in New Zealand, though, which has the highest rate in the world with nearly 400 New Zealanders dying each year from skin cancer.  Studies indicate that early detection could have greatly improved the chance of survival in the majority of …

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 …

2020 PDH-HRC Postdoctoral Fellowships announced

We’re excited to announce that along with the Health Research Council of New Zealand (HRC), we have awarded two Postdoctoral Fellowships to the value of $452,422, as part of a jointly funded call for research in precision health. The fellowships will focus on improvements to surgical scheduling and reducing emergency department admissions. Meet our new …

Precision Driven Health partners with Manawanui and Nicholson Consulting to better understand users of disability services

Precision Driven Health (PDH) has announced a new research partnership with Manawanui and Nicholson Consulting to learn more about New Zealanders who receive funded disability services in order to inform the development of services that better meet their needs. The interim report of the Health and Disability System Review identifies that disability at a system …

Precision Driven Health wins at New Zealand Hi-Tech Awards 2020

Precision Driven Health (PDH) has won its category at the 2020 New Zealand Hi-Tech Awards 2020, held on Friday night, for the partnership’s freely accessible surgical risk calculator, nzRISK. The Visa Hi-Tech Solution for the Public Good Award recognises innovation focused on improving the lives of the people it serves. The judges commented that PDH …

Orion Health supports COVID-19 decision-making with a national algorithm management solution

Orion Health has today announced it will deliver a free national solution to support scenario modelling, risk prediction, forecasting and planning throughout New Zealand’s COVID-19 response. Accelerated to market through the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s COVID-19 Innovation Acceleration fund, the New Zealand Algorithm Hub will provide the infrastructure, tooling and resources necessary to …

Precision Driven Health selected as a finalist in the Visa Best Hi-Tech Solution for the Public Good Award

Precision Driven Health (PDH) has today announced it has been recognised as a finalist in the New Zealand Hi-Tech Awards 2020, for the partnership’s freely accessible surgical risk calculator, nzRISK. The category, Visa Best Hi-Tech Solution for the Public Good, recognises those whose innovation is firmly focused on improving the lives of the people it …

Precision Driven Health CEO selected to present on ethical machine learning at HIMSS20

Precision Driven Health (PDH) has today announced that its Chief Executive Officer, Dr Kevin Ross, has been selected to deliver a presentation on ethical machine learning at the 2020 HIMSS Global Health Conference and Exhibition. Dr Ross has also been invited to be a panellist in the AsiaPac Summit during the global conference. HIMSS20 brings …

PDH announces sponsorship of Hack Aotearoa 2020

Precision Driven Health (PDH) is excited to return in 2020 as a major partner for Hack Aotearoa.  Building on the success of the 2019 conference – the first of its kind in New Zealand – Hack Aotearoa 2020 continues to innovate and will include a health datathon in addition to the main Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare conference.  …

Precision Driven Health partners with MoleMap in AI project to improve skin cancer detection

Precision Driven Health (PDH), New Zealand’s leading health data research initiative, has today announced it is working with MoleMap on its use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) to improve the early detection of skin cancer. PDH Chief Executive Dr Kevin Ross says the $2 million research project will enhance the AI algorithm that MoleMap has developed …