The Australian e-Health Research Centre (AEHRC) is the leading national research facility applying information and communication technology to improve health services and clinical treatment for Australians.
To develop and deploy leading edge ICT innovations in the health care domain to improve service delivery in the Queensland and Australian health care systems, generate commercialisation revenue and increase the pool of world-class e-health expertise in Australia
The Centre is a joint venture between CSIRO and the Queensland Government, through the Department of Employment, Economic Development and Innovation (DEEDI) and Queensland Health. Established in 2003, the partnership was extended in 2007 and again in 2012, with further investment from the joint venture partners and supplemented by in-kind contributions from the partners, and grant, consultancy and commercialisation outcomes.
From its Brisbane Headquarters, the AEHRC combines CSIRO's capabilities in information and communication technology and health with Queensland's extensive health research and clinical expertise. In 2009-10 the reach of the Centre was extended, with the establishment through CSIRO in-kind contributions of a node in Western Australia. The initial focus of this activity is on telemedicine and ocular imaging technologies for detection and diagnosis of eye conditions and systemic diseases. With on-going research activities in New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia, the Centre now has a truly a national reach.
Through its research programme, the AEHRC develops and deploys leading edge information and communication technology innovations in healthcare to: