New Zealand, first to deploy a national algorithm management solution

Orion Health has recently announced that it will deliver a free national solution to support scenario modelling, risk prediction, forecasting and planning throughout New Zealand’s COVID-19 response.

Orion Health has recently announced that it will deliver a free national solution to support scenario modelling, risk prediction, forecasting and planning throughout New Zealand’s COVID-19 response. New Zealand will be the first country, globally, to deploy a national algorithm management solution.

Join presenters Genevieve Dawick and Pieta Brown on Thursday 18th June, at an upcoming eHealthNews Live webinar “AI driving clinical decision making”.

Genevieve Dawick, Product Director for the New Zealand Algorithm Hub, will present on the solution and its relevant technology and Pieta Brown, Senior Data Science Consultant for Orion Health Intelligence Services, will discuss how this solution is being used to support the National Crisis Management Centre.

Orion Health has been awarded funding via the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment COVID-19 Acceleration Fund to deliver a New Zealand Algorithm Hub, which will provide the infrastructure, tooling and resources necessary to support operational modelling and timely information dissemination to the government, healthcare organisations and professionals.

Orion Health’s goal is to:

  • Rapidly deliver a series of COVID-19 related models that provide immediate value in support of New Zealand’s COVID-19 pandemic response.
  • Achieve broad engagement and use across District Health Boards, government organisations, data scientists and researchers. 
  • Lay the foundation for a national algorithm management solution that will provide value to our customers beyond the current pandemic response

Free access for the duration of the pandemic response

Orion Health will provide free access to models, algorithms or risk calculators developed or deployed by Orion Health as a part of this initiative, for the duration of the pandemic response. This access is offered to any New Zealand health, government or academic organisation supporting or involved in the pandemic response.

As new algorithms and models are developed in New Zealand and internationally, this solution will enable appropriate governance and fast deployment of the latest findings from research and practice.

Supporting the National Crisis Management Centre

Orion Health is already supporting the National Crisis Management Centre (NCMC) by running the daily disease spread models and reporting on scenario results. However, currently, these models are only available to be run by the immediate modelling team.

The New Zealand Algorithm Hub will open up this modelling capability to a wider New Zealand audience, including the Ministry of Health, District Health Boards and other healthcare professionals. As researchers and health data scientists create new models, these can be quickly and safely deployed for maximum impact.

Interested in finding out more?