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Healthy.me is a personal health management system developed by the Centre for Health Informatics, Australian Institute of Health Innovation.  It is a research platform, available in web-based and mobile app platform (iOS, Android), which allows individuals to connect with health services, peers,...
Status: Current
The provision of community care services is a central way of supporting older adults to remain connected with their communities and prevent social isolation and loneliness. However, there is rather limited research on how frail older adults receiving community care services participate in community...
Status: Current
The past decade has seen a dramatic rise in the volume of pathology tests ordered by Australian general practitioners (GPs), amounting to an additional 4 million tests per year [1]. As a result, the cost of diagnostic services rose to $5.3 billion in 2013 [2], raising concerns about the expenditure...
Status: Current
This project will provide research evidence, employing key indicators of pathology ordering efficiency and effectiveness, of the impact of electronic test ordering on the utilisation and delivery of hospital pathology services across five hospitals in different demographic settings (major...
Status: Completed
Rapid identification of hospitalized patients at high risk of extended length of stay, readmission or death has the potential to improve quality of care and reduce avoidable harm and costs. Early and accurate identification of patients at high risk of death can be used to call emergency medical...
Status: Current
Social processes underpin everything from our lifestyle choices, our health decisions, to the way healthcare is conceived and delivered.  Social media - information tools that both exploit and celebrate our social nature - are beginning to be used across healthcare. However, could social media have...
Status: Current
Injury is the leading cause of death and of hospitalisation for children aged 1 to 16 years in Australia.  Each year around 68,600 children aged 16 years or less are hospitalised with an injury in Australia.  Childhood injury costs the health system around $212 million per year – all of which is...
Status: Completed
The last two decades have seen an unprecedented growth in initiatives aimed to improve patient safety and quality of care. For the most part, however, evidence of their impact remains controversial. Quality of care interventions should not be implemented without a strategy for continuous monitoring...
Status: Current

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