Commission on Excellence and Innovation in Health

Leveling up healthcare with the Allied Health Innovation Challenge

15 Feb 2024

We’ve part­nered with the Depart­ment for Health and Wellbeing’s Allied and Sci­en­tif­ic Health Office (ASHO) to launch the first ever Allied Health Inno­va­tion Chal­lenge in South Aus­tralia. A chance for every SA Health employ­ee to con­tribute their ideas for a future-focused health­care that pri­ori­tis­es improved con­sumer outcomes. 


  • Reduc­ing wait times for men­tal health ser­vices through inno­v­a­tive tele­health solutions. 
  • Empow­er­ing Abo­rig­i­nal com­mu­ni­ties with cul­tur­al­ly respon­sive and inte­grat­ed allied health care. 
  • Stream­lin­ing access and ser­vice flow to achieve prompter and more acces­si­ble health services. 

The Inno­va­tion Chal­lenge invites all SA Health staff to share their ideas focus­ing on how allied health advanced clin­i­cal prac­tice work­force-based solu­tions can pos­i­tive­ly impact con­sumer expe­ri­ence and dri­ve improve­ment in healthcare. 

The chal­lenge is open for sub­mis­sions until March 8th, 2024, and win­ners will be award­ed across five cat­e­gories focus­ing on inno­va­tion and excel­lence in: 

  • Access and ser­vice and sys­tem flow. 
  • Improv­ing the inter­face with inte­grat­ed and pre­ven­ta­tive care. 
  • Allied health care delivery. 
  • Men­tal healthcare. 
  • Abo­rig­i­nal healthcare. 

Using their SA Health logon, par­tic­i­pants can sub­mit their entries via the CEIH’s dig­i­tal plat­form Frank’, pur­pose­ful­ly designed for col­lab­o­ra­tive ideation to facil­i­tate inno­va­tion with­in the health­care sys­tem. Short­list­ed entries will be show­cased at the inau­gur­al Allied Health Advanced Clin­i­cal Prac­tice Sym­po­sium to senior lead­ers across SA Health. The chal­lenge will also help guide the imple­men­ta­tion of the SA Health Allied Health Advanced Clin­i­cal Prac­tice Statewide Frame­work.

Vis­it ceih​.bright​idea​.com/​A​l​l​i​e​d​H​e​a​l​t​h​I​n​n​o​v​a​t​i​o​n​C​h​a​l​lenge. To find out more about Frank’ email ceih@​sa.​gov.​au.

(Please note: This chal­lenge is only acces­si­ble to SA Health employees)