Commission on Excellence and Innovation in Health

We’ve formally partnered with Digital Health SA (DHSA) to drive digital innovation in South Australian healthcare

14 May 2024

At the CEIH, we’re all about con­nec­tions and we’re excit­ed to announce our for­mal part­ner­ship agree­ment with Dig­i­tal Health SA (DHSA). This part­ner­ship lever­ages the strengths of both orga­ni­za­tions to deliv­er excel­lence and inno­va­tion in South Aus­trali­a’s health­care system.

DHSA and CEIH have a strong his­to­ry of col­lab­o­ra­tion to build upon and strong align­ment of our val­ues, respec­tive skill sets and mutu­al inter­est in sup­port­ing SA Health to deliv­er world class health out­comes through dig­i­tal­ly enabled care for all South Aus­tralians. Our for­mal part­ner­ship recog­nis­es our ongo­ing com­mit­ment to col­lab­o­ra­tion to dri­ve sus­tain­able sys­tem change that har­ness­es the pow­er of inte­grat­ed dig­i­tal solu­tions to sup­port excel­lence in healthcare. 

Our for­mal part­ner­ship will build upon on our cur­rent col­lab­o­ra­tions which include:

The Statewide Patient Report­ed Mea­sures (PRMs) program

  • PRMs cap­ture patients’ per­spec­tives of their own health and expe­ri­ences to improve their health out­comes and pro­vide them a greater say in their care. 
  • This pro­gram is imple­ment­ing a stan­dard­ised approach in SA to enable the sys­tem­at­ic col­lec­tion, analy­sis and report­ing of patient-report­ed out­come mea­sures (PROMs) and patient-report­ed expe­ri­ence mea­sures (PREMs) to clin­i­cians so they can pro­vide the best care to patients.

A series of projects fund­ed by the Acute Mod­els of Care Grant which was suc­cess­ful­ly award­ed to the CEIH from the Med­ical Research Future Fund (MRFF)

  • These projects will utilise data ana­lyt­ics and machine learn­ing (ML) to reduce pres­sure on South Aus­tralian emer­gency depart­ments. Three exem­plar projects have been select­ed to test the approach across the care con­tin­u­um: pre-hos­pi­tal care, inpa­tient care, and tran­si­tion to com­mu­ni­ty care. The projects test data ana­lyt­ics and ML prod­ucts that are designed to sup­port clin­i­cians in the clin­i­cal deci­sion-mak­ing process, test­ing use of near real-time data at the point of care, and mea­sur­ing the over­all impact and effec­tive­ness through sim­u­la­tion and health eco­nom­ics. With clin­i­cal com­mu­ni­ty engage­ment from the out­set of project design, and imple­men­ta­tion plan­ning part­nered across research and SA Health, these exem­plars will be embed­ded into the SA Health environment. 
  • A fourth project was iden­ti­fied – the Learn­ing Health Sys­tem (LHS) Plat­form project – specif­i­cal­ly to address the oppor­tu­ni­ty to devel­op a learn­ing health sys­tem, includ­ing near-real time health eco­nom­ics eval­u­a­tion. The LHS Plat­form Project not only aims to devel­op the exist­ing infra­struc­ture and archi­tec­ture to enable rich imple­men­ta­tion test­ing to occur with­in these projects, but it will also improve SA Health’s project selec­tion, design mech­a­nisms, and enable devel­op­ment of a foun­da­tion­al approach for future projects of this nature.

The Data Ana­lyt­ics Plat­form (DAP)

  • The DAP is a statewide plat­form used to secure­ly share, visu­alise, and analyse South Australia’s health ser­vices and patient data. It enables clin­i­cal and busi­ness data-dri­ven insights to inform deci­sion-mak­ing by deliv­er­ing access to data at the point of care. 

Our Com­mis­sion­er Prof. Kei­th McNeil and Chief Dig­i­tal Health Offi­cer Bret Mor­ris expressed shared enthu­si­asm on our agen­cies strate­gi­cal­ly col­lab­o­rat­ing to sup­port the build­ing of sus­tain­able, data-informed and ‑dri­ven capa­bil­i­ties in our health­care sys­tem to effec­tive­ly tack­le the range of com­plex chal­lenges faced. Togeth­er we are excit­ed about work­ing togeth­er to har­ness the pow­er of data and inno­va­tion to dri­ve sys­tem success.

Fol­low through to learn more about our part­ner­ships.