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AEHRC Case studies list

We develop and deploy leading edge ICT innovations for Australian health care system

The Australian e-Health Research Centre works with our partners to deliver value to the Australian community. This page features some of the projects we have achieved or are working on with our partners. These case studies identify the challenge we were addressing, details of our approach to tackling the challenge and the results and outcomes.

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Social Robots to Support Children with Autism

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....

June 5, 20180
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Rehab App for Better Knee Replacement Recovery

The Challenge: Patients aren’t completing rehab following total knee replacements Total knee replacement (TKR) is a procedure that has been rising steadily in recent years. In fact there was a 77 per cent increase in TKR...

March 14, 20180

GT-Scan Suite

Computational tools to improve genome engineering applications   The GT-Scan suite contains computational tools for efficiently solving the optimisation problem of identifying the most suitable target for genome engineering...

March 9, 20180


machine learning for population-scale whole genome data Genomic information is increasingly being used for medical research, giving rise to the need for efficient analysis methodologies able to cope with thousands of individuals and...

March 9, 20181

Improving eye screening for people with diabetes using AI

  The Challenge: Diabetic retinopathy screening can only be done by specialists Diabetic retinopathy is a complication affecting one in three people with diabetes. Without early detection and timely treatment, it can lead to...

February 8, 20183
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Adverse Drug Reaction Identification in Medical Forums

The Challenge Adverse Drug Reactions (ADRs), also known as drug side effects, are a major concern for public health, costing health care systems worldwide millions of dollars. Social media has been identified as a source of information...

November 23, 20176
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Fast and Effective Medical Record Search and Analytics

The Challenge Search technologies are critical to enable clinical staff to rapidly and effectively access patient information contained in free-text medical records. Medical search is challenging as it suffers from the semantic gap...

November 23, 20174

Checking radiology reports to prevent missed fracture

The Challenge The checking of X-ray reports to ensure limb fractures are not missed and that patients receive appropriate follow-up once discharged from the Emergency Department (ED) is an essential but laborious task....

November 23, 20175
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Death Certificate Coding for Mortality Statistics

The Challenge Death certificates provide an invaluable source for mortality statistics, which can be used for surveillance and early warnings of increases in disease activity and to support the development and monitoring of prevention...

November 23, 20174
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