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A catalyst for innovation in spatial health research.

The Health Program brings together partners to co-invest in spatial health research across five priority areas. These areas are:

  1. Spatial modelling to inform personalised health
  2. Spatial uncertainty, data modelling and communication
  3. Spatial imaging
  4. Health equality; mapping and gapping
  5. Tracking and tracing.

To support these areas of research, the Health Program along with partners have invested in seven projects. These projects will be completed by June 2018.

4.49 Sensing the City

Examining the impact of air quality to help Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease patients better manage the disease with less hospital visits and an improved quality of life. This project is using embedded sensors in physical infrastructure that...

4.405 National Cancer Atlas

A national digital atlas will allow health agencies, policy makers and the community to understand the location and resource requirements for Australia’s most prominent cancers including breast, cervical and colorectal cancers.

4.408 Patient Tracking to Minimise Cross-infection

Identification of indoor localisation solutions for tracking patients in hospital environments to minimise cross-infection.

4.409 Burns Assessment and Treatment

Non-invasive spatial techniques in burns assessment and treatment.

4.410 Equitable Hep B Treatment

Improving equity of Hepatitis B treatment access and outcomes by informing spatial targeting of resources.

4.411 Integration of Data into Policy and Planning

Integrating MBS and PBS data in WA Health policy and planning across the state.

4.412 CliniFace (extension of 3D-FAST)

CliniFace – facial analysis of patients by using spatial technologies in 3D imaging, feature extraction and mapping.