People with multimorbidity (defined as the co-occurrence of multiple chronic diseases) frequently experience fragmented care and are expected to manage and coordinate a high volume of information from multiple providers about different conditions, visits and self-care tasks. Digital health interventions have the potential to reduce the burden of treatment for people with multimorbidity by creating more flexible and time-saving treatment programs and unburden the management and coordination for HCPs. A growing variety of digital health solutions are available in Denmark, but many factors affect consumers’ limited access to these. Dr. Hempler will present and discuss results from a needs assessment and development phase of a digitally supported intervention aiming to improve access to and coordination of care for people with multimorbidity. The intervention is co-designed with HCPs from all health sectors, consumers and the local community. The project is highly inspired by models from the CRE initiative – i.e. the eco system, the navigator and the optimization model.
Nana Folmann Hempler
Senior Research Fellow Senior Researcher Steno Diabetes Center Copenhagen, Denmark
The event will showcase a selection of remarkable speakers, who will generously share their expertise in this area, including
Leanne Wells (CEO of Consumers Health Forum of Australia)
Dr Rebecca Jessup (Allied Health Research Lead, Northern Health)
A/Prof Victoria Palmer (Lead, Integrated Mental Health Research Program & Co-Design Living Lab, The University of Melbourne)
Facilitated by Renza Scibilia, Manager, Type 1 Diabetes & Communities, Diabetes Australia, this panel discussion will provide you with professional insights into co-design and working with people with lived experiences
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Our NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence (CRE) in Digital Technology to Transform Chronic Disease Outcomes aims to transform Australia’s digital health ecosystem. We leverage the ubiquitous availability of smart devices and digital technology to improve the health and wellbeing of the population, particularly those with different chronic conditions. We develop and validate new research methods and paradigms to advance the new field of digital population health and to create digitally-enabled health consumers, practitioners and researchers. We also develop a new digital health research workforce.
The CRE is funded by the NHMRC (2020-2024). Our research program aims to optimise user experience, improve integration and produce safety guidelines for interactive digital technologies – mobile applications, chatbots, and wearable devices – in order to increase the impact and widespread use of technology to reduce the personal, societal and economic costs associated with chronic diseases.
Our program aims to create a national research capability in this emerging field of digital population health research and to generate evidence and methods that will significantly improve chronic disease outcomes in Australia and globally now, and into the future.