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NZHerald.co.nz (external link)  - New Zealand's status as a global leader in the health IT sector has been given a $37.8 million boost with a research partnership developed to promote the new area of "precision medicine".

Listed software developer Orion Health and the Waitemata District Health Board, in collaboration with the University of Auckland, are the initial partners of the project that received $14 million from the government.

Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce and Health Minister Jonathan Coleman jointly announced the new funding, saying the research will help to deliver more proactive and timely personalised care as well as reduce health system costs.

Orion Health chief executive Ian McCrae said he expected other DHBs and partners to come on board in coming months...read more >> (external link)