Hamilton, New Zealand – Leading experts in artificial intelligence (AI) and healthcare will come together for an upcoming webinar to discuss the intersection of these two fields. The event, titled “AI and Health: What does Chat GPT for me?” will take place on Wednesday May 3rd at 12:30pm and is open to anyone interested in the latest developments in AI and healthcare.
The webinar will feature a panel of experts who will discuss the possible implications of AI on the healthcare and wider social care industries, including the potential for AI to improve patient outcomes and the challenges that must be overcome to fully realize the potential of this technology. The panel will also discuss the ethical considerations that come with the use of AI in healthcare, such as data privacy, accuracy and reliability, legal and ethical considerations.
“With AI in the headlines every day, we are thrilled to bring together such a distinguished group of experts to discuss the important topic of AI and health,” said Nick Kemp, CEO of Wild Bamboo, one of the organiser of the webinar. “As AI continues to evolve, it has the potential to revolutionize the way we approach care for our communities. This webinar is an opportunity to explore the opportunities and challenges that come with this exciting technology.”
The panelists for the webinar include; Dr Chris Paton Senior Lecutrer in Digital Health from the University of Otago, Nick Kemp CEO of social care client management software and data analytics company Wild Bamboo, Prof Albert Bifet Director of AI Institute at the University of Waikato and Co-chair of the Artificial Intelligence Researchers Association (AIRA) and Dr Tania Moerenhout Lecturer at the Bioethics Centre, University of Otago. All of whom bring interesting insights into the implications and opportunities for AI in this space. The panel will be moderated by Rebecca McBeth, editor of HiNZ eHealthnews magazine.
The webinar is open to anyone interested in the topic of AI and healthcare, including healthcare professionals, researchers, policymakers, and members of the public. The event is free to attend, but registration is required.
Wild Bamboo is a specialist charitable organisation with a passion for technology that makes a difference for people, now and in the future. We understand that our customers work with people centered health data and that it is more than just data, it is people’s lives. We believe in the power of data to create positive change. We do this with Recordbase our client management system and with Tūtohi our specialist data services team. More info – www.wildbamboo.co.nz
Health Informatics New Zealand (HiNZ) is a not-for-profit organisation that supports the field of digital health, by delivering events, media, and professional development opportunities. Tdes an impartial meeting place for sharing ideas. More info – https://www.hinz.org.nz/
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Tangata whai ora means a person (tangata) seeking wellness (whai ora). Although this is also sometimes seen as tangata whaiora, we have taken guidance from Te Reo Hāpai, which indicates that “whaiora” means “with wellness” whereas “whai ora” means “seeking wellness.” In the context of these data stories, tangata whai ora, and the plural tāngata whai ora, are more appropriate.
Where the data story uses the term general population this is an umbrella term for the people who did not meet the above criteria – in other words, people who were not supported by a mental health or addiction service between July and December 2021. This means that the tāngata whai ora cohort and the general population cohort are mutually exclusive. This is important to keep in mind when comparing to other population numbers – you will need to add together the general population count and the tāngata whai ora count to calculate the total population in a specific intersection of age, ethnicity and DHB.
We always compare tāngata whai ora to their matching general population cohort though – so if we’re looking at tāngata whai ora in Auckland over 65 years, then we’re comparing them to everyone else in Auckland over 65 years who was not recently supported by a mental health or addiction service.
Technical definition: In these COVID-19 vaccination data stories, the cohort we describe as tāngata whai ora includes all people:
aged over 12 years (at the date of data extract)
who are still alive
and who had an activity submitted to PRIMHD (the Programme for the Integration of Mental Health Data)
with a start date between July 1, 2021 and December 31, 2021
into any DHB mental health or addiction team
excluding any leave, did not attend, or health coaching activities (T37, T35 or T52)
excluding any Integrated Primary Access & Choice or Intellectual Disability teams (team types 24 and 26)
Each individual tangata whai ora is allocated to a single DHB based on their domicile, not where they received service.
Caveats and reminders: Age is calculated at the extract date for tāngata whai ora, so individuals with birthdays may age into the next category between one refresh and the next. This means that population counts for age categories may shift slightly, but the variation is expected.
DHB is determined based on domicile, not service delivery. This means that population numbers within a DHB may not crosscheck against other numbers provided against that DHB, from other resources or publications. If you are trying to compare with other data sources or resources, we recommend verifying exactly how a person is allocated to a specific DHB. Sometimes this is done by service delivery, as in “all people who are currently receiving service at this DHB” or “all people who received service at this DHB within this time period” (which may, again, be quite different depending on the time periods chosen). None of these methods are incorrect, but they are different, so it is important to clarify exactly what a dataset means when it talks about people by DHB.
Ethnicity is the prioritised ethnicity reported to the Ministry of Health. This method allocates individuals to a single ethnic group using the priority order of Māori, Pasifika, then Other (described as All other ethnicities or Everyone else within these data stories). This is in line with standards used in Ministry of Health statistics, as well as across the health and disability sector, and is intended to ensure that ethnic groups of policy importance are not swamped by the NZ European ethnic group. However, it is important to keep in mind that this methodology does not fully reflect a person’s identification and goes against the principle of self-identification. Statistically, we also see that certain groups are then over-represented – Māori tend to gain at the expense of Pasifika, and Pasifika tend to gain at the expense of Other. If you are trying to compare with other data sources or resources, we recommend verifying exactly how ethnicity has been recorded.
Total population counts provided by the Ministry of Health are the Health Service User population for 2020 (HSU 2020). The HSU population is a standard population estimate used for health statistics, which counts the number of people who received health services in a given year. A person is counted if their associated NHI either received public health service or was enrolled with a primary health organisation. Therefore, the HSU does not include everyone in Aotearoa, and is likely to miss highly marginalised groups. The Ministry of Health provides the following information on the HSU 2020 used for COVID-19 vaccine coverage reporting:
The HSU population estimate was generated from data on 5th July 2021 and captures health service users in the 2020 calendar year
The HSU population estimate uses 1 July 2020 to set age, and anyone who died prior to 1st July 2020 is excluded from the population, while anyone who has died from 1 July onwards is included
DHB of domicile was captured on 31 December 2020 as the latest address information we have for the individual
Ethnicity and gender information comes from the NHI status at 5th July 2021
Children under the age of 12 years have been excluded from the count, as there is currently no approval to vaccinate these ages
Where more individuals receive a COVID-19 vaccination than engaged with health services in 2020, we see vaccination coverage rates greater than 100% due to use of the HSU 2020 as the population denominator.
COVID-19 vaccination data provided by the Ministry of Health, current on Feb 28, 2022.
General population data is publicly available here and current on Feb 22, 2022.
Tāngata whai ora data is sourced through the Qlik app, COVID-19 vaccine uptake of PRIMHD service users. Please note the following caveats provided by the Ministry of Health team within the Qlik app:
These are not official statistics
Data may differ from published statistics, as the data available in the Qlik app is:
Refreshed regularly from the data marts (whereas published figures are not updated after publication)
Sourced directly from systems (whereas published figures may reflect manual adjustments made when preparing for media releases or daily briefings)
These data stories have been reviewed and verified by the research team at Te Pou.