New technology improving access to patients’ electronic health records

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New technology has optimised healthcare delivery and outcomes at several Victorian health services by improving access to patients’ electronic medical records (EMR). Led by AHRA Research Translation Centres, key stakeholders worked together to implement an open-source data infrastructure platform called CogStack supported by the Monash Partners Learning Health System (LHS). Modified for Australian use by a team at Monash University, …

National Collaboration Builds Capacity and Advances Implementation of Consumer and Community Involvement

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A national collaborative effort by AHRA members is accelerating the implementation of best practice Consumer and Community Involvement (CCI) in Australia, at a time when government and funding bodies are requiring greater consumer involvement in health and medical research. AHRA Research Translation Centres (RTCs) are working together to build a network of engaged consumers, community and citizen scientists, including underserved …

NHMRC-accredited Research Translation Centre: Top End Partners

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Top End Academic Health Partners (Top End Partners) is an established collaboration and leader in health care, medical research and education in Northern Australia and across the region. Its goal is to undertake translational research of the highest quality to improve health care and health outcomes for its regional, rural and remote communities. Accredited by the NHMRC as a Research Translation …

AHRA Evidence Shows How Australia Can Reduce $3.5b Wound Care Burden

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An Australian Health Research Alliance (AHRA) research program has shown that many Australians are not receiving the best possible wound care because of poor adherence to evidence-based standards, inconsistent and disparate training, insufficient policy co-ordination and the lack of provision for the reimbursement of wound care costs. AHRA’s National Wound Care Initiative has proposed a multi-pronged evidence-based approach to addressing …

Australian Health Research Alliance Appoints New Chair

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The Australian Health Research Alliance (AHRA) has appointed Professor John Prins as its new Chair. Professor Prins is a clinician and researcher and the Executive Director of AHRA member organisation, Health Translation Queensland. He has held significant leadership roles across the academic, health and pharmaceutical sectors, and is a respected thought leader in diabetes and endocrinology care and research in …

Increased National Coverage of Health Research Translation Centres

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Northern Australia’s expertise in translating health and medical research into improved health care has been recognised by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC). Top End Academic Health Partners (Top End Partners), has been accredited for the first time as a Research Translation Centre by the NHMRC, increasing to 11 the number of accredited Centres in Australia. For the first time, …

Funding to Strengthen Consumer and Community Involvement in Research

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To strengthen consumer and community involvement in research, the Australian Health Research Alliance (AHRA) has been granted close to $1M in funding from the Australian government through the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF). The MRFF supports researchers with conducting ground-breaking medical research discoveries to help improve diagnosis, treatment and care for people with various health conditions. AHRA Research Translation Centres …

AHRA Welcomes Health Research Translation Recommendations

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The Australian Health Research Alliance (AHRA) of NHMRC-accredited Research Translation Centres has welcomed the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences (AAHMS) report Research and innovation as core functions in transforming the health system. In a written response, AHRA describes the AAHMS report as “providing a vision for a health system in Australia that is at the cutting edge of …

Game-changing Wound Care Directories Launched

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Two open-access online resources launched today that will fill significant gaps in wound-related education and research in Australia. The Wounds Research Directory is a database of Australian wound researchers and an overview of their work that aims to strengthen wound research networks and promote easier sharing of evidence from research. The Wounds Education and Training Directory is a comprehensive source …

Sydney Conference Showcases Changing Face of First Nations Health Research

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One of Australia’s largest gatherings of Indigenous health and medical researchers will take place at the University of Sydney’s Charles Perkins Centre this week (28-30 September) on the lands of the Gadigal people. Organised by the Indigenous Researcher Capacity Building Network (IRNet) of the Australian Health Research Alliance, the IRNet National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Research Showcase will …