What is DataRWE?
Steve: “DataRWE’s mission is to partner with health services across Australia and ultimately the Asia-pacific region to develop a comprehensive platform containing de-identified data on millions of intensive care episodes. This data resource will fuel AI and machine learning techniques in the rapid development of Med-Tech innovations.”
Kelvin: “We’re trying to create real world evidence for researchers and next generation developers of medical diagnostics and products.”
Kelvin: “The investment from the QLD Government has allowed DataRWE to bring forward our recruitment of key staff and further accelerate the development of our data-sharing platform. This is a critical step in turning our Medical AI hub research into a global hub.”
Steve: “Global collaboration has been valuable to us in two ways: we can share our data securely with researchers, and … calibrate [global models] against our own data… We wouldn’t have been able to build models with Australia’s limited data, but this allows us to fine-tune existing models to suit our situation.”
Kelvin: “We initially focused the on impact on our health system, particularly when around the world we were seeing there were not enough intensive care units available. … We’ve built a clinical dashboard for each bed in each unit, which effectively shows the trajectory of the disease for the patient.”
Steve: “Healthcare is a highly-regulated industry so being ready to share data, especially during a pandemic, is very important. Having a dashboard that supports diagnosis that clinicians have made and shows trajectories is absolutely critical in fast tracking management of pandemics.”