AeHRC, RFDS and Osler Technology dominate Qld iAwards
The CSIRO's Australian eHealth Research Centre (AeHRC) took out the top award at the Queensland iAwards last week, winning the Queensland Premier's iAward for public sector innovation in addition to the public sector and government category for its mobile-Pulmonary Rehabilitation Platform (m-PR).
It was joined on the winner's list by the Queensland section of the Royal Flying Doctor Service and its partner, app developer Buckham & Duffy, for the HALO aeromedical patient transfer record application, and by Osler Technology for its Clinical Portfolio.
The mPR platform is a smartphone and web solution designed to help patients with chronic lung conditions during their pulmonary rehabilitation. It also won a merit award in the R&D project of the year category.
The RFDS's Health and Aviation Logistics Online (HALO) app enables clinical information to be documented electronically by flight nurses and medical officers while they are providing in-flight care. It replaces the manual process of documenting clinical results on A3-sized paper records.
Osler's Clinical Portfolio provides healthcare professionals with a platform to help them identify and measure their strengths and weaknesses to improve their training and education. The platform aggregates performance data so the individual has control of their self-development needs.
The CSIRO also won a merit award with partner Metro South Health for its PD-Buddy system, which guides peritoneal dialysis patients through each step of their dialysis treatment by monitoring health measures such as fluid exchanges, providing educational multimedia and assisting in their appointment scheduling and medication management.
The winners will go on to compete in the national awards in August.
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