Welcome to Hack Aotearoa 2020: AI in Healthcare Conference and Datathon, to be hosted by The University of Auckland and Massachusetts Institute of Technology Critical Data on January 17th-19th 2020 in Auckland.
This event will build on the success of the 2019 event and will include a healthcare datathon – the first event of its kind in New Zealand. During this event we will bring together health professionals, data scientists and innovators to collaborate and leverage data science methodologies to analyse datasets and seek solutions for clinical challenges and information gaps in healthcare. We aim to harness insights gained from datasets across the care continuum including primary and secondary care datasets as well as national-level datasets, and we aim to promote the ethics of using data for good.
Internationally, MIT Critical Data has led several health analytics conferences and datathons to encourage healthcare improvement from routinely collected patient data. We are engaging academic institutions, industry, and healthcare organisations across NZ. Advancing the Quadruple Aim is the overarching theme of the conference. Maori health equity, and the ethical use of data, will be key frameworks.
Hack Aotearoa is the only event in NZ to foster practical, cross-disciplinary collaboration between healthcare and data science, and we see this as essential to advancing the state of our current health system. It is an exciting opportunity to advance the digital health and data science landscape in NZ to improve the quality of healthcare for our people.
Nga manaakitanga, The Hack Aotearoa Team!