Here's just a small sampling of media regarding projects and research outputs from recent years.

Improving hospital care
for patients with dementia

A new patient admission assessment system is being tested in a UQ trial. Researchers from UQ’s Centre for Health Services Research are recruiting eight hospitals from across Australia to trial a new patient admission assessment system. Leading the project is Dr Melinda Martin-Khan, a health scientist focused on improving quality of care and patient outcomes through research with clinicians and consumers.

Telehealth Masterclass

Students from all careers in the health area of UC Temuco (Chile) met in the Aula Magna of the San Francisco Campus to participate in the keynote address of Dr. Melinda Martín Kahn, an academic from the University of Queensland, Australia, who shared sharing with the students, their experience in telehealth or non-contact medical assistance. Dr. Martin-Khan conducted the Masterclass by invitation from the dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences, Dr. Carol Hullin.

ONLINE assessment for residential care referral is reliable

Online geriatric assessments are as reliable as face-to-face decisions when geriatricians consider the suitability of residential care for older hospital patients, a study has found.

Telehealth grant awarded for residential aged care facilities

Thanks to a $972,000 National Health and Medical Research Council grant, the UQ Centre for Online Health (COH) and Centre for Research in Geriatric Medicine (CRGM) will implement a randomised control trial of telehealth in residential aged care facilities.

Telehealth closes the gap on Indigenous health

An integrated telehealth service could help close the gap for Indigenous Australians with dementia living in rural and remote communities. The University of Queensland’s Centre for Online Health is working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health services on a new telehealth-supported project. The service, based at Brisbane’s Princess Alexandra Hospital and Cairns Hospital, aims to provide earlier diagnosis of dementia and better treatment.

UQ makes dementia a major research priority

The University of Queensland has been awarded almost $7.5 million to accelerate improvements in the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and management of dementia. UQ received the largest allocation of any university in the 2017 round of National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) grants to boost dementia research. Dr Melinda Martin-Khan from the Centre for Health Services Research (CHSR), Faculty of Medicine will use a $1.86 million grant to develop an electronic nursing assessment system, and Quality of Care Benchmarking Consortium, to improve detection of dementia when patients are admitted to hospitals.