Case study: Partnership with Telstra Health
In October 2014, The George Institute for Global Health and Telstra Health announced an official partnership to bring innovative e-Health solutions to some of Australia’s most pressing healthcare challenges and improve healthcare delivery and outcomes in Australia.
Associate Professor Fiona Turnbull of The George Institute said cross-sector partnerships like this are critical for bringing about transformative change to the health system. “We need to harness science, technology and entrepreneurship in order to create safe, sustainable solutions that can address the escalating burden of chronic disease.”
Shane Solomon, Telstra Health Managing Director, said that Telstra’s vision for a more connected healthcare system could only be achieved by working with funders, providers, government and research organisations such as The George Institute. “We want to bring together leading e-Health technologies to create new solutions that are simple for clinicians and patients to use.”
The partnership between The George Institute and Telstra Health will focus on projects that are addressing key health system challenges such as reducing pressure on the hospital system, improving outcomes for people with chronic disease, new ways for communities to access GP care, remote management of common mental health problems among people living in rural communities and integrating care between hospitals and community healthcare providers.