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AEHRC and Fiona Stanley Hospital collaborate to develop and pilot mobile app with specialist advice for burn patients

February 08, 2019 / Hafizah Osman

An Australian-developed app is combining mobile phones with telehealth principles to bring burns sufferers fast, accurate and secure specialist advice from clinicians. Telehealth researchers from CSIRO’s Australian e-Health Research Centre (AEHRC) have collaborated with the Fiona Stanley Hospital, part of the South Metropolitan Health Service in Perth, to develop and pilot thi As recovering from a burn can be a slow process, the Fiona Stanley Hospital runs a Burns Early Discharge Programme for patients to leave hospital and receive ongoing care from home. The MICE app is being trialed as part of this program to let a visiting nurse take photos of the patient’s wounds and send those photos to clinicians and specialists for ongoing monitoring and advice without having to visit hospital. The specialist can then take a closer look at the wound and send back real-time advice on clinical decisions and treatment through the app, enabling the visiting nurse to administer immediate ...