NICTA and Ajilon big winners at NSW iAwards
IT consulting firm Ajilon has taken out the health category at the NSW iAwards for its work on a population health intervention system for NSW Health.
National ICT Australia (NICTA) also shone at the awards with its Coviu WebRTC-based digital service delivery platform taking out the regional, inclusion and community category, and its tactile vibration sensory substitution device VibroMat winning the undergraduate tertiary student award.
Ajilon worked with NSW Health to develop the Population Health Intervention Management System (PHIMS), a health intervention management and reporting system used by health promotion officers to support and monitor the effectiveness of population health intervention activities such as the Healthy Children Initiative (HCI).
According to Ajilon, PHIMS provides faster, standardised and more accurate capture of information through a secure online portal. This enables better assessment of the initiatives, which improves the effectiveness of existing intervention activities and the ability to develop more targeted campaigns in the future.
It uses a mixture of a Microsoft customer relationship management (CRM) solution, Microsoft's single sign-on solution Active Directory Federated Services, and survey software SelectSurvey.
NICTA has spun out a start-up company called Coviu to commercialise its eponymous digital service delivery platform. Coviu is based on WebRTC technology and is aimed at the healthcare sector, particularly allied health, as well as government, business and educational clients, particularly for those in remote and rural communities.
NICTA has developed a specific allied health platform that is being used by Sydney's Royal Far West to delivery speech therapy to children in rural areas of NSW.
NICTA has also developed vision processing technologies for prosthetic vision that have been successful in patients implanted with a retinal prosthetic device. NICTA is now investigating applying and further developing these technologies for sensory substitution devices such as the VibroMat, a non-invasive visual prosthetic device aimed at assisting people with vision loss with a range of tasks.
Other winners at the NSW iAwards were the CSIRO and the Garvan Institute for Aquaria, a web resource aimed at simplifying discovery and insight from protein structures, which took out the research and development category.
CSIRO also received a merit award for its work with the University of Melbourne on AutoDensity, a fully automated solution to measure breast density from mammograms.
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