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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 …

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The Pulse Newsletter – July 2020

Read the July issue of PDH’s quarterly newsletter, The Pulse. Dr Kelly Atkinson( Programme Manager )Kelly is PDH’s Programme Manager and manages the research programme and operations.

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 …

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The Pulse Newsletter – April 2020

Read the April issue of PDH’s quarterly newsletter, The Pulse. Dr Kelly Atkinson( Programme Manager )Kelly is PDH’s Programme Manager and manages the research programme and operations.

What’s in a model?

Do we really expect to predict the spread – with confidence – of a disease that was unheard of six months ago? All models are wrong, but some are useful. George Box, Statistician This quote is usually attributed to the statistician George Box, and illustrates a principle generally understood by data scientists. The public is experiencing a crash …

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 …

Conflict in the code: Machine learning technologies used in healthcare must be credible

In the second article in our series, we explore the role of machine learning in healthcare today, and examine some common issues. In medical practice and healthcare today, machine learning is already in use. It has led to exciting new developments that will continue to be refined, as well as redefining the analysis, detection, diagnosis and treatment …

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Conflict in the code: An introduction to ethical machine learning for healthcare

In the first of our three-part series on ethical machine learning in healthcare, we explore some basic concepts. What is ethics? In its simplest form, ethics is a system of moral principles that affect how people lead their lives. Sometimes used interchangeably with the term ‘moral philosophy’, ethics covers concepts such as the criteria for …

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 …