Health / Decongesting Health Systems

August 24th, 2017

Decongesting Health Systems

Decongestion of the health system: Improving the efficiency of clinical resources and addressing the issues of waiting times through the use of ICTs

28th of July of 2017

CSIRO Chile, in collaboration with the Australian E-Health Research Centre (AEHRC), the Universidad del Desarrollo, País Digital and the Salud+Desarrollo program of CORFO, organised a seminar based on the successful scientific development of CSIRO to deliver solutions applied to the health area.

The AEHRC has developed world class research on various topics of digital health and in the Seminar, they presented research solutions on the flows of hospital patients, the possible applications in the Chilean health ecosystem and a review of case studies.

In particular, speakers presented success stories in telemedicine 2.0 and the implementation of some of these technologies for monitoring and remote evaluation of diseases, such as the Remote – I and Mobile Health Platform. The implementation of these eHealth tools in advanced countries like Australia, has revolutionised the approach to health care, through a greater interactivity with the patient and the consequent involvement of the community.

Some benefits of using telemedicine platforms:

  • Diagnostics in real time of skilled specialists according to images
  • Interactive consultations and participation of the community
  • Early warnings to patients and medical equipment

Technologies available for Chile introduced at the seminar:

I-Remote It is an automated classification and monitoring of eye conditions. Applies to diseases such as glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration or Alzheimer’s disease.

Mobile Health Platform It is a platform for disease management like heart failure, gestational diabetes, and peritoneal kidney dialysis or insulin stabilisation.



Dr. Rajiv Jayasena – Program Research Leader of Investigation in eHealth of CSIRO Australia and he is a leader in the area of clinical trials regarding the Australian health reform in primary attention at a national level. He was broad experience in medical investigation, commercialisation and project management. He has worked in the primary attention reform and the health care modules for the treatment of chronic diseases in Australia.

Dr. Justin Boyle – Research of the  Australian E-Health Research Centre, CSIRO. He leads several projects that include predictive models, patient flow, hospital capacity management and the prevision of bed in public hospitals. His research allows the prediction of admissions and presentations by date and hour, including the organization of Triage urgencies, for the reduction of waiting times and general decongestion.



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