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Australian Government commits funding for Digital Health Cooperative Research Centre

Australian Government commits funding for Digital Health Cooperative Research Centre

The Australian Government has committed
A$55
million
over 7 years in funding over a period of 7 years for a Digital Health Cooperative Research Centre (CRC).
Government and industry partners will contribute a total of A$174.2 million in cash and in-kind over the period.

The Digital Health CRC is seeking to improve health outcomes
for Australians through the use of digital technologies which can improve
access to the right health care, lower costs and increase understanding and
awareness. It seeks to empower
consumers; help understand and manage health risks of individuals and
communities; support clinical practice; improve system efficiency and access to
quality care.

The CRC is examining better ways to share information on
adverse reactions and developing better decision support apps.

Its objectives also include advancing the economy and building and enhancing businesses to
provide high value jobs and solutions in a growing global market.

This will be accomplished through collaborative research and development that combines multi-disciplinary
skills, industry knowledge, technologies, networks and data.

The research programs underpinning the Centre include: 1) Enabling
information discovery and application; 2) Identifying and managing health risk;
3) Better value, quality, access & safety; and 4) Consumer empowerment and
positive behavior.

The CRC will assemble partners from across Australia’s
health and wellness landscape.

According to a press
release
from the University of Sydney, which is a lead partner in this CRC,
participants include 40 commercial and government organisations operating
across the health, aged care and disability sectors; 24 established and
start-up technology, advisory and investment companies; and 16 Australian
universities.

The Centre has the support of both the Australian Digital
Health Agency and the Medical Technologies and Pharmaceuticals industry growth
centre (MTP Connect).

Professor
Tim Shaw
 from the Faculty of Health Sciences and Professor
Adam Elshaug
, Co-Director of the Menzies Centre for Health Policy – both of
the University of Sydney’s multidisciplinary Charles Perkins Centre –
are named lead investigators in the CRC.

Minister for Jobs and Innovation, Michaelia Cash said, “The
Digital Health CRC brings together industry and research partners to advance
our health and medical technologies, and pharmaceutical industries, in a
collaborative and multidisciplinary way.”

"The CRC will address industry issues by supporting
clinical practice, improving access to quality care, fostering high value jobs
and developing Australia's future digital Health workforce.”

Assistant Minister for Science, Jobs and Innovation, Zed Seselja
added, “CRCs link researchers with industry and government with a focus towards
research application. This is why the CRC Program continues to be at the
forefront of the Coalition Government’s commitment to improving the
competitiveness, productivity and sustainability of Australian industries,”
Assistant Minister Seselja said.

The Australian Government’s CRC
Program is administered by AusIndustry, a division within the Department of
Industry, Innovation and Science. The CRC Program aims to foster high quality
research to solve industry-identified problems through industry-led and
outcome-focused collaborative research partnerships between industry entities
and research organisations. 

PARTNER

Qlik’s vision is a data-literate world, where everyone can use data and analytics to improve decision-making and solve their most challenging problems. A private company, Qlik offers real-time data integration and analytics solutions, powered by Qlik Cloud, to close the gaps between data, insights and action. By transforming data into Active Intelligence, businesses can drive better decisions, improve revenue and profitability, and optimize customer relationships. Qlik serves more than 38,000 active customers in over 100 countries.

PARTNER

As a Titanium Black Partner of Dell Technologies, CTC Global Singapore boasts unparalleled access to resources.

Established in 1972, we bring 52 years of experience to the table, solidifying our position as a leading IT solutions provider in Singapore. With over 300 qualified IT professionals, we are dedicated to delivering integrated solutions that empower your organization in key areas such as Automation & AI, Cyber Security, App Modernization & Data Analytics, Enterprise Cloud Infrastructure, Workplace Modernization and Professional Services.

Renowned for our consulting expertise and delivering expert IT solutions, CTC Global Singapore has become the preferred IT outsourcing partner for businesses across Singapore.

PARTNER

Planview has one mission: to build the future of connected work. Our solutions enable organizations to connect the business from ideas to impact, empowering companies to accelerate the achievement of what matters most. Planview’s full spectrum of Portfolio Management and Work Management solutions creates an organizational focus on the strategic outcomes that matter and empowers teams to deliver their best work, no matter how they work. The comprehensive Planview platform and enterprise success model enables customers to deliver innovative, competitive products, services, and customer experiences. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, with locations around the world, Planview has more than 1,300 employees supporting 4,500 customers and 2.6 million users worldwide. For more information, visit www.planview.com.

SUPPORTING ORGANISATION

SIRIM is a premier industrial research and technology organisation in Malaysia, wholly-owned by the Minister​ of Finance Incorporated. With over forty years of experience and expertise, SIRIM is mandated as the machinery for research and technology development, and the national champion of quality. SIRIM has always played a major role in the development of the country’s private sector. By tapping into our expertise and knowledge base, we focus on developing new technologies and improvements in the manufacturing, technology and services sectors. We nurture Small Medium Enterprises (SME) growth with solutions for technology penetration and upgrading, making it an ideal technology partner for SMEs.

PARTNER

HashiCorp provides infrastructure automation software for multi-cloud environments, enabling enterprises to unlock a common cloud operating model to provision, secure, connect, and run any application on any infrastructure. HashiCorp tools allow organizations to deliver applications faster by helping enterprises transition from manual processes and ITIL practices to self-service automation and DevOps practices. 

PARTNER

IBM is a leading global hybrid cloud and AI, and consulting services provider, helping clients in more than 175 countries capitalize on insights from their data, streamline business processes, reduce costs and gain the competitive edge in their industries. Nearly 3,800 government and corporate entities in critical infrastructure areas such as financial services, telecommunications and healthcare rely on IBM’s hybrid cloud platform and Red Hat OpenShift to affect their digital transformations quickly, efficiently, and securely. IBM’s breakthrough innovations in AI, quantum computing, industry-specific cloud solutions and business services deliver open and flexible options to our clients. All of this is backed by IBM’s legendary commitment to trust, transparency, responsibility, inclusivity, and service. For more information, visit www.ibm.com