New Model of Care Improves Lives of Those with Diabetes and Kidney Disease

Helen HughesUncategorised

A new model of care for those with diabetes and kidney disease, co-designed by those living with the conditions, has been shown to reduce death rate and the average length of hospital stay. Named the Diabetes Kidney Service, the care model is managed by Monash Partners’ lead health services and brings patients and their carers together with an integrated multidisciplinary service …

World-first Omega-3 Screening Program May Prevent Premature Babies

Helen HughesUncategorised

Ground-breaking South Australian research into fish oil diet supplements for pregnant women has resulted in new Australian Pregnancy Care Guidelines (APCG) and may help to halt rising rates of premature births around the world. The project, led by SAHMRI Deputy Director and Women and Kids Theme Leader Professor Maria Makrides, conducted a research review of almost 20,000 single baby pregnancies …

Co-Designed Approach to Respond to Paediatric Clinical Deterioration

Helen HughesUncategorised

A system which improves the recognition of and response to clinical deterioration in hospitalised children is being rolled out across Western Australia as a result of a project by the Western Australian Health Translation Network (WAHTN). “Failure to detect and act on signs of clinical deterioration in a timely manner can result in serious adverse outcomes with devastating results, particularly …

On the Road to Smarter Stroke Care

Helen HughesUncategorised

The world’s first pre-hospital trial of a new generation of clot-busting medication may lead to a change in standard medical practice in stroke treatment centres and emergency departments around Australia. It is hoped the two-year trial of the potentially more effective drug Tenecteplase, which is being conducted onboard a specialist stroke ambulance in Melbourne, will lead to life-changing outcomes for …

Watch Me Grow Empowers Families to Detect Developmental Problems Early

Helen HughesUncategorised

A novel digital application which helps to identify children with developmental difficulties is being successfully implemented in multicultural and Indigenous communities in NSW, thanks to a project partly supported by Maridulu Budyari Gumal, the Sydney Partnership for Health, Education, Research and Enterprise (SPHERE). The Watch Me Grow project exploits the high uptake of child vaccination in the preschool period to …

Telehealth Delivers More Cancer Services Closer to Home

Helen HughesUncategorised

Cancer patients in rural and remote areas can access cancer services closer to home thanks to tele-oncology models of care developed by Townsville Hospital and Health Service in partnership with James Cook University. For many cancer patients in rural and remote Australia, accessing treatment often involves travelling long distances to a major regional or metropolitan hospital for what might be …

New technology to improve access to patients’ electronic health records

Helen HughesUncategorised

New technology will shortly be trialled across Victorian health centres to improve access to patients’ electronic health records optimising healthcare delivery and health outcomes. COVID-19 has shown that capturing health related data and embracing digital health innovations is crucial to capitalise on opportunities to support and enhance healthcare. Led by Monash Partners Academic Health Science Centre, the project brings together …