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interRAI Knowledge Exchange Forum

This event arose from a discussion about the interRAI database and how researchers may be looking for topics on health of older people to explore, while others in the sector may have topics but not the resources or expertise to explore them. We decided to bring everyone together on 4 March 2020. 

The forum was chaired by Dr Brigette Meehan from TAS and Dr Gary Cheung from the University of Auckland and facilitated by Warwick Long from TAS.

Attendees included researchers, DHB leaders and providers, plus representatives from Ministry of Health, Health Quality Safety Commission, Age Concern, Statistics New Zealand and TAS. 

Presentations from the Knowledge Exchange Forum are available below.

Michelle Liu, TAS - Data visualisation 

Dr Nigel Millar, Southern DHB - High quality assessment data as a substrate for research: what questions could we answer?

Dr Hamish Jamieson, University of Otago - Improving Ageing with Big Data

Andrea Davidson, Canterbury DHB - Informing and Validating Clinical Pathways: InterRAI Data and How We Use It

Ross Judge, Ministry of Health - Initiatives using interRAI data

Joanne Edwards, Wairarapa DHB - interRAI-based analysis of the use of services by people with cognitive impairment

Simone Newsham, Nelson-Marlborough Health - Practical Applications for the DIVERT Scale

Sally Heppenstall, Access Community Health - Practical application of interRAI data in HCSS service planning

Dr Gary Cheung, University of Auckland - Promoting International Collaboration Through Data Sharing

Dr Rosie Gibson, Massey Sleep/Wake Research Centre - Sleep Status as a Marker for Older NZrs’
Health Outcomes and Service Requirements

Heather McLeod, Heather McLeod & Associates Ltd - Trajectories of care at the end of life

Robyn Johnston, University of Canterbury - Using the interRAI Community Health Assessment to benefit retirement villages and their residents