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Innovative Data Health Research is on Display at HiNZ 2018

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...

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Deep Learning for Triaging GP Referrals

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...

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Optimising Hospital Resources in Surgical Planning

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...

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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...

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Transforming the Elective Surgery Experience

Transforming the Elective Surgery Experience

Why can it take so long between identifying a need and having surgery? It feels hard-hearted to talk about money when it comes to people’s healthcare, but commercial reality is a very real factor in determining how soon a patient receives the care they need. Nowhere...

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Calculating Risk Over the Long Term

The practice of medicine is fast becoming a data science, and nowhere is this more apparent than with one of Precision Driven Health’s foundation projects – Epidemiology and the estimation of long-term surgical mortality. Principal investigator Dr Doug Campbell1 from...

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Ensuring the Right Dosage

Ensuring patients are given the correct medication, in the right dosage, with proper instruction, is absolutely critical. However, the job of medication reconciliation is currently an onerous task that is tedious and time-consuming, even with the best software....

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Creating a Research Repository

When Precision Driven Health first put out a call for research proposals in July 2016, we were a little staggered to receive twice the number of submissions we’d expected. In total, 70 proposals on new ways of using data to drive better outcomes in healthcare...

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Combining Primary and Secondary Care Data

New Zealand has a huge advantage in being one of the few countries in the world with a highly digitised health system. There is over 15 years of primary care data (from general practices) that has been collected, providing researchers with a rich source of information...

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A Fresh Approach to Medication Adherence

Why don’t patients take their pills? It’s an issue that has plagued healthcare providers and clinicians for years. Chronic diseases are the leading cause of death in New Zealand and yet many patients are not receiving the benefits of care because they are failing to...

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Changing the Game in the First 18 Months

Changing the Game in the First 18 Months

The New Zealand based Precision Driven Health (PDH) research partnership has hit the ground running with a significant number of healthcare projects underway in the first 18 months of operation. Positioning New Zealand at the forefront of precision medicine, PDH...

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Harnessing Data to Investigate Surgical Outcomes

Harnessing Data to Investigate Surgical Outcomes

The NMDS is a set of patient health information collected on everyone who visits a health organisation in New Zealand. The information is anonymised and predominantly used for small scale administration and auditing. For this study, we utilised the records of all...

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Data Analysis Saves Lives

Data Analysis Saves Lives

Albert Einstein died from it, and a Mr R on Auckland’s North Shore might well have too if it hadn’t been for an innovative data analysis project conducted by Precision Driven Health - a collaboration between Orion Health, Waitemata District Health Board and Auckland...

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Mapping the Bugs in Your Body: The Microbiome Report

Mapping the Bugs in Your Body: The Microbiome Report

Precision Driven Health and Orion Health release Microbiome report By mapping and understanding the trillions of bugs that live in and on the human body, medical science has the potential to stop certain diseases forming or help an individual fight mental illness....

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No Data Left Behind

No Data Left Behind

Humans are inconsistent creatures, especially when it comes to our health. During periods of serious illness, we are constantly in need of medical attention, and then we get well and might not see a health professional for years. This creates an extremely uneven...

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Dynamic Consent

Dynamic Consent

Go for a run: data is collected. Post a tweet: data is collected. Take a genetic test to find out who your ancestors were: data is collected. It’s fast becoming a cliché, but it is true that a tsunami of healthcare-related data about patients’ genetic makeup,...

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Interactive Growth Chart Being Developed for Kiwi Children

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...

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