University of Auckland: $38m project to make NZ health care best in world

New Zealand’s patient care will be “miles ahead of anywhere else in the world” if a new multi-million dollar research project succeeds.

That’s according to Auckland UniServices chief executive, Dr Andy Shenk, talking of The Precision Driven Health research partnership – worth more than $37.8 million, involving health software leader Orion Health, the Waitemata District Health Board, which covers the largest population in New Zealand, the Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment, the University of Auckland and its knowledge transfer company UniServices.

While the phrase “precision health” provokes images of a scalpel-wielding surgeon, it in fact represents the research partnership focused on improving the health of New Zealanders and providing them with better experiences as a patient.

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