New Data Sources

Broadening the Scope

We are enabling patient-centred healthcare by making new data sources available. In this stream we seek to:

  • Determine the value of disparate data sources to healthcare provision and health outcomes.
  • Develop metrics for quantifying the quality of healthcare data for use in medical decision support.
  • View our projects in this theme below.

In Progress

A Deep Learning Platform for GP Referral Triage

A Deep Learning Platform for GP Referral Triage

Countering bias in the health system Heart disease is the leading cause of preventable mortality in Aotearoa, New Zealand. It is a disease which disproportionately affects certain groups such as Māori – who have higher rates of ischaemic heart disease (or ...
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Automated De-identification

Automated De-identification

Separating patients from their records The idea that a patient’s Electronic Health Record (EHR) has a secondary value, beyond the immediate treatment of a single individual, is becoming more prevalent as medical research incorporates machine learning (ML) practices. The information ...
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Automated Message Mapping

This project involves automation of systems for mapping target fields to and from HL7 messages to enable automation of this previously laborious, manual process. PI: Junjae Lee, Orion Health ...
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Missing Health Data Imputation

Missing Health Data Imputation

Medical professionals analysing electronic health data often have to deal with data sets that are incomplete. If this data is not handled correctly it can result in negative outcomes such as bias, complications and ultimately invalid conclusions. Finding ways to ...
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Vital Sign Monitoring and Decision Support System

Vital Sign Monitoring and Decision Support System

In its first phase, this research developed a real-time mobile-based vital signs monitoring application in the hospital context using medical devices and clinical decision support techniques. The application, VitalsAssist, was developed with cloud-based security and data storage. Data analysis was ...
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Completed

integrating systems

Integrating Primary and Secondary Healthcare Systems

Primary and secondary healthcare data has the potential to enhance the accuracy of healthcare decision making; however, it is often siloed and difficult to share and access these data types. If healthcare data across primary and secondary sectors complemented each ...
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Making Existing Data Sources Available

Making Existing Data Sources Available

New Zealand has excellent health data due to national ID number and high quality data scientists. We seek to link them together by making health data easier to access for research. We have reviewed publicly available health datasets in New Zealand ...
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