Well, as we do our part to reduce the spread of COVID-19, I’m reminded that it’s usually during times of disasters or public health outbreaks, we see how systems that were created with the intention to provide efficiency can instead create unintended inefficiencies.
I came across this article in the US over the weekend which suggested Fitbits and other wearables were inaccurately tracking heart rates in people of colour.
Relying on big data alone increases the chances we’ll miss something, while giving us the illusion we know everything.
We all know someone in our family or community or who has been affected by breast cancer or has lost a loved one to this disease. But what’s more tragic is that in many cases, with early detection, many of these deaths are preventable.
The second workshop of the Pacific Health Governance Research Network provided the opportunity for attendees to discuss and collaborate on addressing the health challenges in the Pacific region which were highlighted in the first workshop in Brisbane (February 2018).
The 9th International Society for Research on Internet Interventions (ISRII) conference was held in Auckland from the 13-15 February – the first time since being established in 2004. With over fifty percent of international delegates attending, the conference provided an opportunity for individuals to discuss and learn more about chatbots…
“The world cannot be understood without numbers. And it cannot be understood with numbers alone.” Dr Hans Rosling
If you believe in this statement, we suggest you read Hans Rosling’s new book “Factfulness: Ten Reasons We’re Wrong About the World—and Why Things Are Better Than You Think.”
There is a move for New Zealanders to be fully participating in the digital world. Our society is becoming increasingly dependent on technology – we use Google to search for health symptoms, a map if we’re lost, we use internet banking via a phone app and go on social media to get updates from friends and families near and far.