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Australia invests $ 12.9 million in seven new research projects to improve health outcomes

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The Morrison government is investing $ 12.9 million in seven new research projects in Australia to use the data to improve the health outcomes of Australian patients.

Funded by the 2020 Primary Health Care Research Data Infrastructure grants, a number of research institutions will receive funding to undertake projects that use new and existing datasets to improve access, quality, safety and efficiency of our primary health care system.

For example, the South Australian Health Medical Research Institute Ltd will receive approximately $ 2 million for its Registry of Senior Australians (ROSA) project, which aims to extend the existing platform to understand emerging issues and pursue groundbreaking research on topics. keys and currently unknown. , the impacts of residential care for the elderly.

On the other hand, the University of Adelaide will receive around $ 2 million for its Imagendo project, which will benefit around one in nine Australian women and girls with endometriosis. The Imagendo project will use imaging and artificial intelligence to aid in a better, faster and more cost-effective diagnosis of endometriosis. Ultrasound and MRI imaging will be used to develop diagnostic algorithms, which can estimate in real time the likelihood of an individual suffering from endometriosis.

These grants are part of the Morrison government’s $ 20 billion Medical Research Future, which is a long-term, sustainable investment in Australian health and medical research helping to improve lives, grow the economy and contribute to sustainability. of the health system.