Case study

07Dec 2018
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The Challenge: Implementing clinical terminologies is difficult and costly The National Clinical Terminology Service, a collaboration between CSIRO and the Australian Digital Health Agency, is enabling Australia’s digital health initiatives to use the same “language” to capture clinical information in Australia’s electronic health records. Powerful clinical terminologies such as SNOMED CT are complex in nature, […]

07Dec 2018
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The Challenge: Identifying at-risk patients for the Australian Government’s Health Care Homes trial The Australian Government’s stage one trial of Health Care Homes, which started in October 2017, aims to provide better coordinated care for people with chronic and complex health conditions and their families and caregivers. By enrolling with a participating GP clinic or […]

09Nov 2018

The Challenge: Helping patients, clinicians and hospitals manage dialysis With about one in 10 Australians suffering from chronic kidney disease, hospitals see almost 1.4 million dialysis visits a year. Peritoneal dialysis, which involves treating abdominal fluid rather than blood, is a flexible home-based therapy and is cheaper than hospital-based dialysis. It enables people to have […]

09Nov 2018

The Challenge: Helping pregnant women and clinicians manage gestational diabetes About one in 10 pregnant women in Australia will be diagnosed with gestational diabetes, a condition linked with increased risk of complications to the mother and baby in pregnancy and birth. Because of the complexities of pregnancy and diabetes, women with the condition are supported by […]

05Nov 2018

The Challenge: There is no knows cure for Alzheimer’s Disease The challenge is to define a set of biomarkers that are associated with the early identification of AD. By identifying biomarkers for the early identification of AD, we can help in the selection of participants for clinical trials, reducing their cost, and increasing their benefit. […]

31Jul 2018

  CSIRO is a partner in the Dementia Team Grant led by Prof Ian Blair at Macquarie University – one of only six funded applications. The Challenge: Uncovering the molecular mechanisms of Amyotrophic Later Sclerosis (ALS). CSIRO is responsible for the genomic data analysis of 800 Australian WGS ALS samples, as well as the data […]

20Jul 2018

The Challenge: Renewal software and terminology to support MALT initiative The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) pursued a visionary e-health, future-proofed data environment for their members and stakeholders who contribute data to their Morbidity Audit and Logbook Tool (MALT). MALT collects data in order to track the surgeon’s experience and performance during training, as […]

19Jul 2018

The Australian e-Health Research Centre at CSIRO, together with Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices Australia, have designed and developed Activate TKR, an orthopaedic support technology platform, which comprises a mobile phone application (app), a wearable activity tracker, and a clinical web portal. The Challenge: Patients aren’t completing rehab following total knee replacements The app aims […]

05Jun 2018

The Challenge:  Finding ways to support children with autism to develop social interaction and communication skills For children on the autism spectrum, social interaction and communication can be significantly challenging. Approximately 83 per cent of the 164,000 Australians living with autism spectrum disorder are under 25 years old. Additional support is often needed to help […]

20Mar 2018

Advanced bioinformatics tools help sift through millions of genomic mutations to discover the origins of dementia and related neurodegenerative diseases as part of a network of national and international experts. The Challenge: Understanding neurodegenerative diseases Dementia, the pathological decrease in the ability to think and remember, is one of the leading causes of deaths in […]