Pen CS is pleased to announce our participation in the Digital Health Cooperative Research Centre (DHCRC) that has received funding of $200 million to enhance health delivery in Australia. The DHCRC’s aim is to optimise the use of evidence in research and development to provide digital solutions to health challenges. Through increasing efficiency and effectiveness in health and medical research, as well as providing personalised and targeted preventive care, the DHCRC is aiming to save the Australian health system an estimated $1.8 billion.

Health costs in Australia are increasing drastically, with $107.4 billion spent on healthcare in 2015-16[1]. Chronic disease is on the rise, with 1 in every 2 Australians experiencing at least one prominent chronic condition in 2014-15[2].

Over 80 commercial and government organisations across health and technology sectors, and 16 universities have come together, for a period of 7 years, under the DHCRC.

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PHN Participation

If you’d like to get involved, please talk to your Pen CS Account Manager.

General Practice Participation

If you’d like to get involved, please email Jessica.McKenzie@pencs.com.au.

 

References:

[1] https://www.digitalhealthcrc.com/

[2] http://www.health.gov.au/internet/main/publishing.nsf/Content/chronic-disease