eHealth Showcase 11 December 2014

The Global eHealth Research and Innovation Cluster Showcase was held on 11 December 2014. 

Dr John Lambert, Chief Clinical Information Officer, eHealth NSW spoke about the focus of the NSW Government in the area of eHealth.

Cluster participants delivered short presentations on eHealth projects from those in the initial stages to those delivering significant outcomes. 


A/Prof Kelvin Kong ENT Specialist, Hunter New England Local Health District Innovative ear health program which features an animated young Indigenous rapper called "Lil' Mike"
Mark Babic PhD student, Priority Research Centre for Physical Activity and Population Health, University of Newcastle "Switch-off 4 Healthy Minds" project which aims to reduce the harmful impact of excessive recreational screen-time in adolescents
Dr Craig Dalton Public Health Physician, Hunter New England Health Local Health District The Flutracking initiative which originated in the Hunter and now encompasses the whole of Australia and has potential applications in various areas
Prof Mario Minichiello School of Design, Communication and IT, University of Newcastle Personalised healthcare avatars and mobile apps for stroke rehabilitation
Brian Hill Managing Director, Laughing Mind Service design and social network analysis – detecting and addressing fragmentation in health services delivery with online and offline techniques
Prof Sally Chan School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Newcastle Opportunity to develop mobile apps for carers of people living with dementia
Mark Rugless Client Executive NSW Health and Community Services, IBM Australia IBM health portfolio and where technology is driving healthcare

An integral part of the Showcase was an eHealth poster competition. Attendees voted for the most popular poster/project in three categories:

  • Academic – won by Dr Craig Dalton - FluTracking
  • PhD - won by Melissa Brunner - TwitterMind: Twitter use by people with communication disabilities post traumatic brain injury (TBI)
  • Honours – won by Bridget Sharp – Improving Communication with Patients with Severe Communications Disabilities; Hospitals and Nurses' Views on Using Mobile Technologies