Tag: prediction

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 other, it would greatly assist in the assessment and provision of healthcare to individuals. In …

Picking up the Pace of Precision Medicine

Summer of Research project by Kevin Howe, University of Auckland, supervised by Dr Patrick Gladding. It’s incredible how advanced medical technology has become. Many illnesses that were previously fatal are now treated with ease. Even something as serious as heart failure can be survived, and subsequently treated with an implanted cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) device. …

Can a Fitness Tracker Detect Diabetes?

Summer of Research project by Mohsin Baig, AUT, supervised by Dr Farhaan Mirza. The cost of long-term conditions (LTCs), any ongoing health condition that cannot be cured, is becoming a major burden on healthcare providers. In many countries, these costs are covered by the government, which means they are then passed on to the taxpayers. …

surgical outcome

Surgical Outcome Calculator

Present methods for describing surgical outcomes greatly underestimate the risks to patients. The aim of this project is to find a method that describes post-operative risk more accurately and then develop a surgical risk calculator. The research is wide-reaching and is expected to improve estimates of surgical mortality needed for informed consent, improved shared decision-making, …

Health Outcome Prediction Engine

Health Outcome Prediction Engine (HOPE), comprising HOPE for Stroke HOPE for AAA (Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm) HOPE for Patient Reported Outcome Measures Treatment decisions for elective interventions such as hip replacement for osteoarthritis are currently based on clinicians’ assessment of likely benefit from surgery derived from their personal experience and knowledge of published evidence of effectiveness. …