Digital Health Engagement

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 […]

17Nov 2017
Clinician showing a patient how to use the home monitoring system.

The challenge: The cost of delivering healthcare is increasing Managing the rising cost of delivering healthcare is a major challenge for Australia. Targeting health services to assist the chronically ill and ageing population – which accounted for over 70 per cent of Australia’s $103.6 billion health expenditure during 2007-2008 – can help to reduce the […]

13Nov 2017

CALD Assist: Technology Supported Communication Interpreters are often required to aid communication between clinicians and patients from non-English speaking backgrounds. The demand for interpreter services can exceed supply due to availability of qualified interpreters. When clinical staff are unable to communicate directly with patients, their ability to adequately assess and respond to patient needs in […]