CASE STUDY

Stroke Foundation & The Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health

The Stroke Foundation is a national charity that partners with the community to prevent, treat and beat stroke. They work with stroke survivors, healthcare professionals and researchers. For this project, they partnered with the Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health. The Florey Institute is a leading brain research centre focused on clinical and applied research into treatments for brain disease and disorders.

 

SERVICES

Technology, Strategy & Architecture | Software Engineering | Data & Analytics

 

THE CHALLENGE

The Stroke Foundation was aiming to have a structure and reliable data management system to collect patient data and record acute and in-hospital rehabilitation services information. They wanted to use data to inform, monitor and improve care and outcomes for stroke patients in Australia.

THE SOLUTION

Argenti built the Australia Stroke Data Tool (AuSDaT). This was a completely custom solution, allowing medical professionals to store, manage, report and share data in a flexible and reliable way. AuSDaT provided the customer with secure information sharing and a single point of data access. The solution was built using Clojure, a JVM based language with the capacity to fulfil multiple requests with excellent reliability.

 

THE OUTCOME

The AuSDaT platform has been in use since 2015 and provides the following benefits to stroke teams and hospital clinicians:

  • Single login to one tool that uses consistent data definitions and meets all collection, monitoring and reporting needs.

  • Significant reduction in data entry times by entering patient records only once

  • The capacity to focus on local performance monitoring to drive quality improvement

  • Real-time web-based reporting to assess performance against Clinical Guidelines and to compare the performance of hospitals and states

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