The Precision Driven Health initiative, established in March 2016, is one of the largest data science research initiatives to be undertaken in New Zealand. Founding partners include Orion Health, University of Auckland, and Waitemata District Health Board, with support from the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment.
Precision Driven Health was created to provide world-leading research into the emerging area of precision health. This involves applying new data science techniques to understanding the massive volume of data on an individual that it being captured by health information systems, consumer devices, social networks, genetic testing and other sources.
The initiative invests $38 million over a seven-year span with more health sector and private partners joining over this time.