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Developing a Decision Support System at ED triage for predicting health outcomes

Developing a Decision Support System at ED triage for predicting health outcomes

Our previous two-year research project on Surgical Outcome Calculators examined surgical outcomes in NZ patients to help produce a surgical risk prediction tool: nzRISK, which produces a risk score for that patient at one month, one year and two years after surgery. NZ clinicians are now using the tool, which has produced tremendous interest and value.

Smart Patient Cohort Builder

Smart Patient Cohort Builder

The primary goal of this project is to provide a decision support system for triaging referrals to make this task more efficient.

Patients Like This

Patients Like This

It is important to provide patients with reliable, accurate and personalised information about their health conditions, to engage them in their health. Often, this is done by doctors, based on their textbook knowledge and prior clinical experience in communicating with and managing similar patients under their direct care.

Triaging cardiologist referrals from GPs

Triaging cardiologist referrals from GPs

Triaging GP referrals is a time-consuming task for doctors in New Zealand. It is common for doctors to spend more than ten hours per week on triaging electronic referrals to various risk categories or direct to investigation tests.

A Deep Learning Platform for GP Referral Triage

A Deep Learning Platform for GP Referral Triage

Heart disease is the leading cause of preventable mortality in Aotearoa, New Zealand. It is a disease that disproportionately affects certain groups such as Māori – who have higher rate of ischaemic heart disease (or coronary heart disease) and stroke but have lower access to health care.

Machine readable clinical guidelines and pathways

Machine readable clinical guidelines and pathways

Machine readable clinical guidelines and pathways There has recently been rapid growth in the use of clinical guidelines and pathways for the assessment, diagnosis and management of medical conditions. Summer of Research Project by David Bassett, supervised by Dr....

Improved planning for the scheduling of surgeries

Improved planning for the scheduling of surgeries

To better allocate resources and plan for surgeries, Counties Manukau District Health Board (CMDHB) require data-driven analysis of their surgical scheduling. This will help them to understand the effect of re-allocating surgical sessions between surgical specialties.

Using Council Data to Investigate Health Outcomes

Using Council Data to Investigate Health Outcomes

Auckland Council has a range of geospatial and infrastructure data available, which could potentially be linked with health data to provide insights. The purpose of this project was to investigate the data held by the council and describe how it could be used to inform healthcare.

An online system for answering medical questions

An online system for answering medical questions

As demand for doctors increases, patients may be able to decrease pressure on the health system and save themselves money by getting a preliminary diagnosis from an automatic question-and-answer system.

Evaluating Biomedical Word Embeddings

Evaluating Biomedical Word Embeddings

It takes time and money to train specialist medical algorithms, and medical-specific data is hard to obtain for research, but the payoff may well be worth it.