February 25, 2024

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Partnership to address health issues with digital health tech

Australia’s Swinburne University of Technology has formed a new research partnership with a not-for-profit private health group in Victoria.

According to a recent press release, the newly signed three year agreement will look at better leveraging of digital health technologies in order to address critical health issues and be beneficial for patients.

The Partnership

The partnership will focus on health informatics management with an emphasis on digital health research.  As part of the partnership, health data will be analysed and provided to researchers.

This is the first formal health research collaboration between the University and the organisation.  It will develop health research capabilities around technology solutions to benefit patients across the country.

The Director of the University’s Iverson Health Innovation Research Institute shared that this partnership will leverage both of the organisations’ strengths in health research, technology and teaching.

He added that strengthening relationships with healthcare industry leaders remains to be the key in continuing to respond in the growing need for health professionals and health solutions.

A University researcher and Professor of Digital Health will serve as the organisation’s Chair of Health Informatics Management under this partnership.

What is the focus of the research?

This collaboration will enable digital health to move forward in order to look at research that will develop superior patient-centred solutions that support high quality care.

The research will involve key activities such as analysing health data and evaluating tech solutions to improve the value of patient-focused healthcare and clinical outcomes.

Particular attention will be given on the following:

  1. How unplanned hospital readmissions can be reduced and effectively managed through the use of analytics and AI
  2. How health data can be better analysed and managed with a focus on providing better outcomes for patients
  3. Evaluating and assessing current health technology systems in place in hospitals and other health contexts
  4. Investigating critical aspects of robotic surgery at the organisation and how these assets can be used in other forms of surgery

Improving healthcare

The organisation’s Eastern Executive Director describes the agreement as a wonderful example of their commitment in developing partnerships that can improve the quality of care provided to their patients.

It is through research and technological innovation that modern health care delivery can be improved in order to achieve a more positive, meaningful and sustainable impact on the health and wellbeing of the community.

The students of the University have already experience the benefits of the University’s good relationship with the organisation.

For instance, more than 160 students from nursing, psychology, occupational therapy and applied statistics took part in formal placements and research projects at the organisation.

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.

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CTC Global Singapore, a premier end-to-end IT solutions provider, is a fully owned subsidiary of ITOCHU Techno-Solutions Corporation (CTC) and ITOCHU Corporation.

Since 1972, CTC has established itself as one of the country’s top IT solutions providers. With 50 years of experience, headed by an experienced management team and staffed by over 200 qualified IT professionals, we support organizations with integrated IT solutions expertise in Autonomous IT, Cyber Security, Digital Transformation, Enterprise Cloud Infrastructure, Workplace Modernization and Professional Services.

Well-known for our strengths in system integration and consultation, CTC Global proves to be the preferred IT outsourcing destination for organizations all over Singapore today.

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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.

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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. 

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IBM is a leading global hybrid cloud and AI, and business services provider. We help 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 3,000 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.

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