05 August 2020Brisbane Diamantina Health Partners (BDHP) has welcomed CSIRO’s Australian e-Health Research Centre (AEHRC) as the newest Partner in its leading health translation collaborative network. BDHP Executive Director David Bunker said the AEHRC’s mission aligns well with BDHP’s, and there was benefit all-round for Queensland’s translational research sector in joining forces. “Our strategic partnership connects our collective digital capability, which will lead to sustainable improvements in Queensland’s health system and e-health capability. “The positive benefit of this partnership is that we can create and strengthen broad collaborations that encourage the speedy translation, adoption and diffusion of digital innovations to improve health outcomes,” Mr Bunker said. AEHRC CEO Dr David Hansen said collaboration has been key to his team’s efforts to help solve some of Australia’s greatest health and healthcare challenges. “The Australian e-Health Research Centre researches and develops solutions across healthcare, from using artificial intelligence to improve genomic analysis or medical imaging, to helping improve access to health services through mobile health and telehealth. "Collaboration on these projects has been essential in delivering solutions tailored to real-world healthcare settings, and we are excited at the prospect of new collaboration opportunities through BDHP,” Dr Hansen said. Mr Bunker explained that within BDHP the engagement process for collaborative research projects is streamlined, and this encourages research teams to identify areas where they can extend their research. “BDHP and AEHRC share the same commitment to research innovation and excellence as well as to the partner relationships required to advance these areas. “We also welcome AEHRC’s contribution to achieving BDHP’s strategic goals locally and nationally. “In Queensland, one of our top priorities is to improve the use of clinical and research data and technology that enhances healthcare delivery and increases integrated care. “As part of BDHP, AEHRC will also help to advance our work on national system-level initiatives led by the Australian Health Research Alliance. “This includes an initiative aimed at improving data-driven healthcare by creating learning health system data hubs, determining how to integrate large data sets across the care continuum and building workforce capacity,” Mr Bunker said. About Brisbane Diamantina Health Partners BDHP brings together research institutes, universities and health services to solve some of our nation’s greatest health challenges. By helping to translate Queensland research into practice as quickly as possible, we can improve health outcomes for many people. Communities, patients, families and carers often get involved in our work because it has a real impact on their lives. BDHP is an Advanced Health Research and Translation Centre, accredited by the National Health and Medical Research Council. We work on a wide range of research projects locally and nationally as part of the Australian Health Research Alliance. Visit www.brisbanediamantina.org.au About the CSIRO Australian eHealth Research Centre The Australian e-Health Research Centre is CSIRO’s national digital health program and a joint venture with the Queensland Government, delivering scalable, innovative research and solutions to solve some of the greatest health and healthcare challenges throughout Australia and the world for more than 15 years. Visit www.aehrc.com Contacts for further information: BDHP Elaine Pye 0415 222 606 CSIRO’s Australian e-Health Research Centre Sian Stringer 0459 890 423
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