From the Executive Director: Working collaboratively to address health service priorities

In line with our purpose, Monash Partners facilitates collaborative platforms, connecting researchers, clinicians and the community across our Partners and stakeholders to innovate for better health. Adopting a ‘better together’ philosophy the platforms enable and support the sharing of information, expertise and learnings, and build capacity to embed research into healthcare. This includes work in priority areas such as falls …

MIME to lead new business support program to aid Victorian MedTech innovation

The Monash Institute of Medical Engineering (MIME), Monash Partners clinical innovation platform, has received welcomed government support for Victorian MedTech innovation. The Australian Medtech Manufacturing Centre (AMMC), a $20 million Victorian Government initiative to support the growth of medical technology manufacturing in Victoria, has provided MIME with $400,000 to establish the MedTech Commercialisation Advancement Program (MCAP). This program will progress …

From the Executive Director: Partnership supports most vulnerable

Since 2017, Monash Partners’ innovative and transformative partnership with Equity Trustees, has provided over $900,000 for high impact research projects that directly benefit children and those suffering with cancer, heart disease and depression. Monash Partners recognises the importance of philanthropy in supporting innovation in health and medical research. These funds enable unprecedented collaboration and improve the quality of life of …

From the Executive Director: Innovation on the international scene

Over the past few months, I have had the privilege of taking a sabbatical in the UK, Europe and North America. I have engaged extensively with Applied Research Centres, Academic Health Science Centres and Networks to gain insights into how they are bridging traditional boundaries between healthcare and research and embedding high quality research into healthcare. The nature of research …

New tech helps people with aphasia write their own story

Students from the Monash Institute of Medical Engineering (MIME) and Monash Young Medtech Innovators (MYMI) have teamed up with Monash Health speech pathologists and their patients to develop technology to assist people living with aphasia to communicate. Combining tech skills, clinical expertise and a lived experience of aphasia has resulted in Project QWERTY, a unique customisable website that offers a …

From the Executive Director: Health data alone does not result in healthcare improvement

Health data alone does not result in change. An integrated approach is needed for data to inform and enable implementation to improve healthcare delivery. Through our Data-Driven Healthcare and Informatics platform, we have developed a collective vision around data, specifically, opportunities to improve data quality, sharing, usage, harmonisation and linkages to drive better health outcomes. Monash Partners recently held a …

MIME sponsors winner in Women Leading Tech award

Congratulations to Dr Faezeh Marzbanrad, from the Department of Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering and head of the Biomedical Signal Processing Research Lab, who was recently awarded a Women Leading Tech award in the Education/Research category. An initiative created to support gender parity and representation across the tech industry, the Women Leading Tech is an event which recognises brilliant female tech talent within …

From the Executive Director: Access to online training to revolutionise clinical trials

The recently endorsed and mandatory accreditation process outlined by the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care requires health services to provide effective clinical governance and improve the safety and quality of care for those involved in clinical trials. Education, training and competencies are key components of achieving this. Monash Partners is working to support all our health …

Free online education centre set to revolutionise clinical trials

A new initiative will provide everyone who conducts clinical trials across Victoria access to world-class training at no cost. The Victorian Clinical Trials Education Centre (V-CTEC) is a not-for-profit, Victoria wide, member-based education centre that aims to make learning resources accessible to more researchers. Investigators, coordinators, and others involved in clinical trials will be able to access a suite of …

MIME Women in STEMM Student Leader Awards 2021

The Monash Institute of Medical Engineering (MIME) Women in STEMM Student Leader Awards aim to recognise, celebrate and support women students at Monash University who are contributing to innovation in healthcare and medical technologies. These awards are part of a broader MIME strategy to support and celebrate women in healthcare innovation. Five awards were recently awarded with successful students receiving …