Resources and Forms

Clinical Research Facilitation Toolkit

Apart from general resources to assist in your day to day work here you will find the useful resources to complete your Monash Partners multi-centre project.

LEGAL DOCUMENT REPOSITORY
This document
is a guide. Kindly note that a standard research agreements template completed correctly and not modified will not mandate a legal review and an expeditious execution in five business days can be guaranteed.

GENERAL
This form
is accepted at The Alfred, Cabrini, Eastern, Epworth, Monash and Peninsula Health and the information provided will be used by the Service Department to determine the cost of the services requested. The information in page 2 of the Service Request Form will not be considered as part of the research governance/site authorisation review and is therefore not mandatory, however it may prove useful in your negotiations with the service department.

CARDIOLOGY
This form
is accepted at The Alfred, Cabrini, Eastern, Monash and Peninsula Health and the information provided will be used by the Service Department to determine the cost of the services requested. The information in the Service Request Form will not be considered as part of the research governance/site authorisation review. 

LUNG FUNCTION
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is accepted at The Alfred, Cabrini, Eastern, Monash and Peninsula Health and the information provided will be used by the Service Department to determine the cost of the services requested. The information in the Service Request Form will not be considered as part of the research governance/site authorisation review.

PATHOLOGY
This form is accepted at The Alfred, Cabrini, Eastern, Monash and Peninsula Health and the information provided will be used by the Service Department to determine the cost of the services requested. The information in the Service Request Form will not be considered as part of the research governance/site authorisation review.

PHARMACY
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is accepted at Alfred, Cabrini, Eastern, Monash and Peninsula Health and the information provided will be used by the Service Department to determine the cost of the services requested. The information in the Service Request Form will not be considered as part of the research governance/site authorisation review.

HEALTH INFORMATION
This form is accepted at The Alfred, Cabrini, Eastern and Peninsula Health and the information provided will be used by the Service Department to determine the cost of the services requested. The information in the Service Request Form will not be considered as part of the research governance/site authoriSation review.

Data-Driven Healthcare and Informatics

DATA TRAINING AND RESOURCES

At Monash Partners we seek to provide a repository of available training products/resources and to develop new products to fill the gaps as needed. This information shall be updated and altered as appropriate. If you are aware of something that you believe should be added please contact Alison Johnson.

Training
Monash Partners

Monash University has a range of data related educational offerings from short courses to Masters programs. For example the School of Public Health and Preventative Medicine offers a professional education program as does the Faculty of IT. The Library also has useful resources for managing research data.

Sir Louis Matheson Library Monash University.

Australian

ANDHealth
ANDHealth’s primary objective is to create an integrated and connected ecosystem for the development and commercialisation of evidence-based digital health products, bringing together participants from the medtech and pharmaceutical sectors with a broader stakeholder group drawn from the ICT and commercial sectors.

There are a number of training opportunities available through this group.

Australian Physiotherapy Association Lecture on demand: Using virtual reality to treat phantom limb pain.

 This lecture reviews the recent introduction of augmented (AR) and virtual reality (VR) in the treatment of phantom limb pain in upper and lower limb amputees. It includes a review of the biological aetiology of phantom limb pain and demonstration of this technology.

Australian Research Data Commons (ARDC)
ARDC have a number of webinars that may be of interest. For example: a four part series for Data Linkage occurred through March/April 2019 and is available through their website:

Data Linkage 1: Designing Clinical Trials using Linked Data
Data Linkage 2: Accessing Linked Data
Data Linkage 3: Ethical considerations in using Linked Data
Data Linkage 4: Accessing MBS and PBS data

Certified Health Informatician Australasia (CHIA)
CHIA is a unique credentialing program for health informatics. The CHIA credential demonstrates that candidates meet the Health Informatics core competencies to perform effectively as a health informatics professional in a broad range of practice settings.

Digital Health CRC webinar: An introduction to Ethical Artificial Intelligence and its applications in healthcare

Artificial Intelligence (AI) systems, driven by machine learning, are playing an increasing role in how we make important decisions, both personal and societal. Algorithms are already involved in recommending who we should date, who can be released on bail, how much we should pay for insurance and who requires medical care. As with any broad technology, AI has huge potential benefits to society, but also can cause harm.

In this talk, Dr Finn Lattimore will outline some of the ways in which machine learning systems can fail to satisfy ethical norms and demonstrate how the many design choices that exist when we develop such systems encode value judgements. Finn will discuss these issues in the context of real world examples, with a particular focus on health.

La Trobe University post graduate degree courses in Digital Health:

La Trobe’s digital health courses equip you with the skills and expertise required to work in this expanding and essential field – across environments as diverse as hospitals and private practice, to insurance and the corporate sector.

Sydney University
Sydney University has developed a free Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) with input from our translation research centres.

The MOOC has been co-designed by stakeholders and subject matter experts from health, education, government and non-government organisations to develop quality learning materials, initially, for foundational level digital health capabilities. It includes four capability domains:

    1. Digital Technologies, Systems and Policies
    2. Clinical Practice and Applications
    3. Data Analysis and Knowledge Creation
    4. System and Technology Implementation.

Further details available HERE

International

MANTRA
MANTRA is a free online course for those who manage digital data as part of their research project.

Warwick University 
The Library also offers good resources for management of research data.

Research data management (RDM) means the storage, curation, preservation and provision of continuing access to analogue and digital research data. RDM is a way of codifying these research good practices in a way that can make it easier for you to conduct your research.

 Monash and Warwick University and the Mantra training all have particularly easy to understand information about data privacy and confidentiality as part of their information/ training programs.

Resources

The Farr Institute
The Farr Institute provides the infrastructure for cross-sector collaboration, developing a broader research community and harnessing expertise from across government, public sector, academia and industry across the United Kingdom.

#Datasaveslives. Connected Health Cities are using data and technology to improve health across the North of England.

The International Consortium for Health outcomes measurement (ICHOM)
ICHOM brings together patient representatives, leading physicians and registry leaders to prioritise a core set of outcomes for different medical conditions. These are published in open-access Standard Sets.

Office of the National Data Commissioner – Data Sharing Principles
Making data public online is an excellent way to unlock its potential – anyone can use it and recombine it with their own information. This can be a boon to researchers, business and the government, but the flip-slide of these benefits is the risk that anyone can misuse the data by attempting to identify individuals. Use the link to access further information about the sharing of data.

SNOMED International
SNOMED International determines global standards for health terms, an essential part of improving the health of humankind.

We are committed to maintaining and growing our leadership as the global experts in healthcare terminology, ensuring that SNOMED CT, our world leading product, is accepted as the global common language for health terms.

Articles of Interest

McGregor, D., Rohne, I., Solman, A., Shaw, T., Yeung, W., Jones, A., Herring, A., Sukovic, S., Culver, A., Shrapnel, J., & Linehan, T. (2018). Curriculum resource co-design and development for a digital health workforce and digital health ready graduates. Health Education in Practice: Journal of Research for Professional Learning, 1(2). Retrieved from https://openjournals.library.sydney.edu.au/index.php/HEP/article/view/13054

Also see further articles listed on the Data Hubs tab.

Reports
Australian

Flying Blind Volume 1
The Australian health data series, Australian Consumers and Digital Health, focused on the consumer health journey. Includes information about Data terminology, linking and reporting of health-related data and the impact of siloed funding and reporting frameworks on the consumer experience.

Flying Blind Volume 2
This Volume examines Australia’s health and medical research data environment and traces the difficulties that Australian researchers face at each stage of their journey as they attempt to access research data.

International

The Topol Review
Preparing the healthcare workforce to deliver the digital future, as part of the draft health and care Workforce Strategy for England to 2027 – Facing the Facts, Shaping the Future.

News

CQR Forum: Maximising Australian CQR’s potential to improve safety and quality

Australian Government Department of Health, Monash University and Victorian Agency for Health Information are hosting The CQR Forum, which will showcase the contribution of clinical quality registries to the quality and safety of Australia’s health care system. 

28/10/2019 at the Pullman Albert Park, Melbourne

NHMRC: Research Translation in the digital age: harnessing the power of data and analytical technologies.

The symposium will reflect on how might more effectively optimise the use of health and medical research data, to inform health care policy and practice. The social, ethical and legal issues in the context of health data will also be focused on.

19-20/11/2019 at the Pullman Albert Park, Melbourne

Healthdirect Australia partners with Coviu to deliver enhanced video consulting capability for clinicians

“Healthdirect Video Call was developed to make it easy for healthcare providers to offer their services direct to patients via video consultation and integrate telehealth as an everyday part of a modern Australian health system,” says Karen Borg, CEO of Healthdirect Australia.

Coviu software is at the cutting edge of public telehealth where privacy and information security are critical – it leaves no digital footprint from patient consultations. 

SanCare mobile app: Sydney Adventist Hospital app wins the Health Informatics Society of Australia (HISA) Enterprise Achievement Award 2019 for outstanding achievement.

Sydney Adventist Hospital (SAH) has won a prestigious award for creating an app that puts patient health information at their doctor’s fingertips.

The app was designed and built to give doctors real-time access to patients’ records, enabling them to see up-to-the-minute vital signs, most recent x-rays, scans, test results and to communicate with nursing staff and the extended care services.

Helping healthcare providers to share information.

The Australian Digital Health Agency has been working with the software industry and healthcare providers to develop standards to improve the secure exchange of healthcare information, using FHIR-based interoperability standards for secure messaging.

Here are some links to websites that have interesting News pages:

https://ardc.edu.au/news/

https://www.digitalhealthcrc.com/news-events/