Presented at AIMed Australia’s inaugural summit in Sydney on 12–13 November 2019, the AI-driven app, Theratrak reflects AIMed’s mission to excel AI adoption in healthcare to change lives. The award was presented by Dr Anthony Chang, cardiologist at CHOC Children’s Hospital and founder of AIMed, who is spearheading the AI global movement designed by clinicians for clinicians.
Dr Ian Oppermann, one of the AIMed Shark Tank judges and Chief Data Scientist and CEO of the NSW Data Analytics Centre, acknowledged how important digital innovation is to the Australian healthcare industry.
Transforming clinician workflow burden and getting the most out of treatment sessions for clients
Laura Simmons is a passionate paediatric occupational therapist, helping families and working with children living with range of disabilities. She has worked in the private health sector in Australia for over seven years, and in this time has noticed a distinct lack of innovative technology solutions targeting the ongoing care of clients outside of direct therapy and how this is impacting the client’s overall treatment. Simmons identified a problem on both the clinician and client side.
For clients, she identified research suggesting that the minute a client leaves a medical practitioner they forget 40–80% of what they’ve been told, which reduces the ability to get the most out of every treatment session. The solution? Theratrak captures visual information and therapist’s notes and sends this directly to the client to enable them to easily complete their program at home. The patient is at the forefront of Theratrak’s design.
For clinicians, Simmons identified that clinicians are significantly time poor, treat clients with significant care needs and have increasing medicolegal requirements. The solution? Theratrak works with the therapist to create custom home programs that are sent to the client within a therapy session. Theratrak’s platform also enables clinicians to track their clients’ progress from a distance.