The Digital Health Cooperative Research Centre (DHCRC) will help transform health delivery by focusing on preventing chronic disease, improving health and wellbeing, as well as promoting efficiency in the health system.
Public Health and Health Services Research
UC HRI addresses the issues of building a more cost-effective and sustainable health service system through research which draws on expertise in health and healthcare services, design, IT, health policy and management.
Developing and future-proofing 'next-generation' healthcare delivery approaches towards delivering premier quality care and better patient outcomes, while improving efficiency and cost-effectiveness.
Research in this area will meet the growing societal demands for a transformed, patient-centric healthcare system, with optimised operations, efficacy, safety, quality, equity and sustainability.
Groups and projects
A Good Start in Life for Young Children
A Good Start in Life for Young Children: This project will evaluate a program of support and connection aimed at improving the health and wellbeing of children aged birth to 5 years at risk of developmental vulnerability and disadvantage in Belconnen, Australian Capital Territory (ACT).
Pharmacists in Residential Aged Care Facilities
This project examines the effectiveness and implementation of on-site pharmacists into residential aged care facilities to improve the quality and safety of medication management.
Social work in General Practice
Social Work in General Practice is a research project that aims to improve how primary care supports consumers who are identified as having non-medical areas of need, which that are otherwise challenging to address through stand-alone primary care services.
Novel modelling to improve decision-making for neighbourhood design to reduce chronic disease risk
This project will look at developing a practical, user-friendly, generalisable, and scalable tool to improve decision-making for neighbourhood design to reduce chronic disease risk.
Measure It! Increasing the physical activity levels of people with heart disease
Measure It! Is a research initiative led by Dr Nicole Freene. The 2-year project will gauge the effectiveness of the intervention which is based on wearable activity tracker and a quick conversation; designed to be viable for both patients and health professionals, it also empowers patients to take greater charge of their own health.
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