Major new health partnership wins award

14-Jul-2017 7:39 AM

A major new science collaboration to develop new technologies to deliver better health care for New Zealanders has won its category at this year’s Kiwinet awards.

A major new science collaboration to develop new technologies to deliver better health care for New Zealanders has won its category at this year’s Kiwinet awards.
 
Kiwinet’s MinterEllisonRuddWatts Research and Business Partnership Award has been given to the Precision Driven Healthcare Partnership, a $37.8 million collaboration between the University of Auckland, Orion Healthcare and Waitemata District Health Board.
 
The Partnership is a major step forward in data-driven health outcomes aimed at positioning New Zealand at the forefront of precision healthcare internationally.
 
It involves the University of Auckland, health software leader Orion Health and Waitemata District Health Board with new partners expected to join over its seven-year duration.
 
Professor John Hosking, Dean of Science at the University and a member of the Precision Health Partnership Joint Venture Board representing the University’s commercialisation company UniServices, said he was delighted the Partnership had been recognised.
 
“It really is a ground-breaking initiative bringing together one of New Zealand’s most innovative IT companies, a DHB looking for solutions to some of our most significant challenges in medicine and the knowledge and innovation available at the University and we are delighted to be a part of it.”
 
As technology changes the way health services are delivered across a wide range of sectors, data analysis and ‘precision medicine’ are likely to play an increasingly large role in patient care, employing genetic, environmental and social data to drive personalised healthcare.
 
The Partnership will bring together researchers, industry and healthcare providers to develop new tools for improving health outcomes and ensuring New Zealand is at the forefront in a field which is developing rapidly worldwide.
 
For more information contact:
Anne Beston  I  Media Relations Adviser, Communications, University of Auckland
Email: a.beston@auckland.ac.nz, Tel: +64 9 923 3258, Mobile: + 64 (0) 21 970 089

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