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There is considerable international interest in applying powerful data research techniques (‘big data’) to health records.¹ This will become increasingly viable in New Zealand as previously siloed records held by private primary providers and public secondary institutions become accessible at the regional level—such as through the Midland Clinical Portal—and perhaps eventually even at the national level. Such research could, for instance, uncover the real-world safety and effectiveness of new health technologies, identify health disparities or optimise application of international guidelines in New Zealand.
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