Brett Droder, Genevieve Westacott and Jesani Catchpoole have rare research-centric positions as Health Information Managers at JTI, using their health information knowledge and diverse expertise to work with trauma data.
The AusHSI-JTI partnership harnesses the expertise of one of Australia’s leading health services research centres with Australia’s newest clinical-academic trauma institute to improve trauma service delivery.
My PhD project explores ways to measure the cost and burden of bronchiectasis. Bronchiectasis is a rare, chronic respiratory condition that affects adults and children. Based on my previous experience, it is a neglected condition to which I’m hoping to give a bit more attention!
My mixed methods research seeks to highlight liveability factors relevant to people with disabilities living in regional areas of Australia, who are experiencing socioeconomic exclusion and place-based inequalities.
In 2012 we demonstrated that a two hour accelerated diagnostic protocol could safely rule out heart attack in 1 in 5 patients presenting to hospital with warning signs. This work is now widely cited in clinical practice guidelines in Australia, New Zealand, Europe, North America, Asia. However, there are always further research questions remaining.
The Engage-CR project uses evidence mapping methodologies to describe, classify and visualise the best evidence-based practices for optimising referral to cardiac rehabilitation, enrolment in programs, and strategies to enable completion.
August 2022 is Cardiac Month at AusHSI, when we highlight the current, past and future work of our Cardiac Health Services group, who are focused on developing new knowledge to drive implementation of high value cardiovascular health services.