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$200 million opportunity that will foster collaborative research and development aimed at transforming digital health service delivery; improving health outcomes; reducing waste in the health system; building businesses and jobs.

The Australian Digital Health Agency welcomes the announcement by Senator the Hon. Michaelia Cash, Jobs and Innovation Minister that the Australian Government will invest $55 million through its Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) program to further develop Australia’s growing digital health technology and services industry. The Centre was one of only four CRC’s funded in this round.

The Agency is one of the participants supporting this initiative, which includes 40 commercial and government organisations operating across the health, aged care and disability sectors, 24 established and start-up technology, advisory and investment companies, and 16 Australian universities. The Digital Health CRC will have at least $111 million in cash funding, and $118 million in-kind funding to invest over its seven-year life.

Chief Medical Adviser at the Australian Digital Health Agency, Clinical Professor Meredith Makeham, leads the development of initiatives to ensure that digital health technology in Australia is designed, built and evaluated in close collaboration with the research community and are maintained on the cutting edge of discovery in Australia and internationally.

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[Source: Australian Digital Health Agency]

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