Mobile Health

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 […]

17Nov 2017
A hand holds a phone displaying a heart image

The challenge: Uptake of cardiac rehab is poor Health services in the home and community are seen globally as a key to tackling the increasing prevalence of chronic diseases. In the case of heart disease, cardiac rehabilitation programs have been effective in preventing the recurrence of cardiac events and reducing re-admissions. These six-week programs traditionally take […]

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 […]