Category: News

Countering bias in the health system

This week Dr Kevin Ross, General Manager of Precision Driven Health and Haze White, Māori Health Researcher, spoke to Radio New Zealand about countering ethnic bias in the health system to ensure the findings of NZ health data research is meaningful for all groups of the population. The key topic of discussion was the reality …

Innovative Data Health Research is on Display at HiNZ 2018

Precision Driven Health is showcasing 15 projects at Aotearoa’s premier health technology event, the Health Informatics New Zealand Conference (HiNZ), in Wellington this week. Programme Manager Dr Kelly Atkinson says the projects represent the considerable depth and breadth of the research that is being undertaken by the team, in collaboration with its partners in the …

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The Pulse Newsletter – October 2018

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

Meeting the Demands of Personalised Care with Home Monitoring

Guest post by Sandra Oldfield RN, Senior Clinical Consultant, Orion Health Precision Driven Health are currently conducting a two-year project to monitor vital signs of patients in the in the acute care environment. In addition, it includes the ability to automatically escalate patients who have an Early Warning Score of 8-9 to a clinical team member for response. This allows the patient’s deterioration to be managed …

Vensa-PDH Partnership will Introduce Data Science to Primary Healthcare

MEDIA RELEASE Vensa partners with Precision Driven Health to introduce clinical data science to primary healthcare Innovative technology to automate the retrieval of lab results and analyse patterns for patient notifications on vensa.com is the focus of Vensa’s first PDH project AUCKLAND, NZ, 24 September 2018 – Vensa Health (www.vensa.com), a leading New Zealand digital health company, has …

Vital Signs Monitoring and Clinical Decision Support Application

Improving patient safety though better patient monitoring Vital signs monitoring is essential at every stage of the patient journey, from triage, diagnosis to discharge and transfer of care. During admission to hospital, patients often show signs of acute physical deterioration before a serious event occurs, such as cardiac arrest. Current variation in vital signs charts, …

Deep Learning for Triaging GP Referrals

The patient journey is one that we have all experienced. A complex and unique journey for each patient, it usually begins at our local medical centre. Manned by the gatekeepers of healthcare, our GPs, this crucial stage of the journey is usually the one that determines whether we enter secondary care. From here, a series …

The Pulse Newsletter – July 2018

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

Optimising Hospital Resources in Surgical Planning

For many hospitals around the world, surgical demand is outstripping capacity as the number of patients visiting hospital continues to climb at an alarming rate. This is leading to patients experiencing long delays in surgery as doctors and surgeons struggle to meet the demand. This overwhelming demand makes planning and prioritising surgery a huge challenge …

How Vital Are Your Vital Signs?

Are we prepared to utilise the power of predictive analytics, machine learning, deep learning and precision medicine – with the data we have today? Undoubtedly, more data is being captured and analysed today than we ever imagined. Breakthrough technologies such as cloud computing, big data, and the Internet of Things (IoT) have matured rapidly and …