Health informatics



Health and independence report 2020

This report presents an overview of the state of public health in New Zealand covering the period to December 2020 and includes a section on the impacts of COVID-19.

Benefits realisation: sharing insights

The purpose of this white paper is to offer countries an agreed set of ‘standard’ benefits categories and potential outcome measures to support the international comparison of evidence relating to digital health technologies and services.

A vision for Medical Affairs in 2025

Medical Affairs—a third strategic pillar for the pharmaceutical enterprise

How AI can help tackle mental health issues

This article discusses AI-based solutions, such as chatbots, as a way to tackle mental-health issues around the globe. The sort of provisional mental-health care provided by chatbots could be particularly useful in communities with an inadequate supply of trained professionals.

The Australian Women and Digital Health Project: comprehensive report of findings

This report provides a comprehensive overview of the findings from the Australian Women and Digital Health Project, a qualitative study involving a total of 66 women around Australia, ranging in age from 21 to 74.

Artificial intelligence in healthcare

This report explores the clinical impact of AI for doctors and patients in the UK in the near future. It is not an exhaustive analysis of the potential of AI or the implications for clinical care, but a snapshot of 12 areas that will be...

Value in healthcare: accelerating the pace of health system transformation

The World Economic Forum’s system initiative “Shaping the Future of Health and Healthcare” aims to provide answers to the question: How can the world deliver affordable and quality healthcare for nearly 9.7 billion people by 2050?

Maternity record standard: final report

This aim of this report is to improve care experienced by pregnant women and their babies by developing standards for a digital maternity record to allow clinical information to be recorded, exchanged and accessed consistently across care settings.

ICT strategic planning in the health sector

Information and communications technology (ICT) is a critical enabler and transformative agent in the delivery of government services. This audit examined the effectiveness of ICT strategic planning in the public health sector.

People-centred policy: through behavioural insights, design thinking and better use of data

The Policy Project collaborated with the Government Economics Network (GEN) committee to facilitate workshops following the 2016 GEN conference on ‘People and Policy – how to make better and smarter policies through behavioural insights, design thinking and better use of data’. This document records:

mHealth: use of mobile wireless technologies for public health

Mobile technologies have the potential to revolutionize how populations interact with national health services.
Journal article

Unleashing the power of administrative health data: the Scottish model

Data and information generated through the provision and administration of health and social care provide potentially valuable untapped resources that can contribute to the development of effective and efficient services. We describe the Scottish system, which seeks to unleash, at scale, the power of administrative...

Health provider broadband connectivity: a review of technical requirements

Over the next 5 to 10 years high-speed broadband will enable a number of new services in the health sector including telemedicine consultations, electronic health records, eLearning for clinicians, and personalised medicine and participatory healthcare. Currently there are a variety of piecemeal data connectivity arrangements...

Self-quantification: the informatics of personal data management for health and fitness

This report summarises the present state-of-the-art of Self-Quantification in health and fitness applications. Executive summary