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We're on the cusp of immense changes in our healthcare system.

New Zealand innovators are at the forefront of key trends reshaping the future of healthcare.

HealthTech Week, from July 1-4 in Auckland, has showcased the cutting edge of Kiwi technology for healthcare and it's been a blockbuster year for local innovation.

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1. Greater adoption of artificial intelligence

Dr Jean Weigert, radiologist at the Hospital of Central Connecticut, using Volpara Solutions software. File photo / supplied
Dr Jean Weigert, radiologist at the Hospital of Central Connecticut, using Volpara Solutions software. File photo / supplied

The constant search to provide the highest quality care at the lowest possible cost means that Artificial Intelligence is already playing a role in the service patients receive at hospitals.

Artificial Intelligence has the remarkable ability to keep learning, not from a handful of patients seen in an exam room but from millions of examples - more than most specialists will ever see in a lifetime.

CB Insights reported that, over the past five years, healthcare AI

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