The health care system is complex, with many stakeholders including general practitioners, specialists and allied health professionals, government, patients and their carers.
Ubiquitous and high-speed broadband has the potential to dramatically transform the health care sector. Broadband technologies and services can help to improve communications between patients and clinicians, and through inter- and intra- organisational entities, resulting in better health outcomes. The application of video-conferencing, sensor networks and enhanced information management systems can drive efficiencies and productivity growth in hospitals, general practice and support patients in their home.
Research underway at IBES is investigating the use of broadband- enabled technologies to address issues of national importance, including the increase in youth mental health disorders, the introduction of the Personally Controlled Electronic Health Record and the remote monitoring of chronic disease.
Additionally, IBES is supporting research leadership in the emerging field of personalised or precision medicine, where advanced diagnosis and therapy in complex diseases such as cancer can benefit from specialists' and researchers' ability to rapidly process large volumes of human genomic data.
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- Electronic Health Records
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- Youth Mental Health