Thesis Topic Details

Topic ID:
3391
Title:
Vaccination monitoring app and patient monitoring program for patients with special vaccination needs
Supervisor:
Bruno Gaeta
Research Area:
Health informatics, Mobile Computing
Associated Staff
Assessor:
Adrienne Torda
Topic Details
Status:
Active
Type:
Development
Programs:
CS CE BIOM BINF SE
Group Suitable:
Yes
Industrial:
No
Pre-requisites:
Mobile device development experience, excellent programming skills
Description:
Aims of the project:

The aim of this project is the development an electronic application for mobile electronic devices and/or a program for integration into patient management software for the determination and monitoring of recommended immunisation for patients with special vaccination needs, in the first instance, post-bone marrow transplant (post-BMT), in Australia. The application for mobile devices would allow patients to know what vaccinations they needed in this situation and when they were due.

Project Background:

In Australia, there are national and hospital-based recommendations for the immunisation of patients with special requirements, such as post-BMT. Unfortunately, previous studies have shown that knowledge about these guidelines is poor, both by transplant physicians, primary care doctors (GPs) and patients. Hence implementation is also poor. There is also a disconnect in relation to the caring group responsible for vaccinating these patients (hospital physicians or GPs) and incomplete knowledge.
The student will be required to have ability/competence in relation to electronic software development.


PROJECT PLAN

Clinical management algorithms for vaccination of patients post-BMT will be finalised, these will then be developed into interactive computer applications which can be personalised for the management of individual patients. This will be developed in potentially more than one format (for both mobile devices and computers). The application for mobile devices will be developed for use by patients as well as GPs/physicians. This program will be developed in such a way that it can be updated regularly in conjunction with updates of National Immunisation guidelines in Australia.

Project Outcomes:

An electronic application for use by clinicians and patients to guide, monitor and track immunisations post-BMT will be developed.
Comments:
Because this is medical software with the potential of being used by patients and doctors, a dedication to excellence, quality and safety is essential
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