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cropped-image1This website provides updates and information about ongoing research projects investigating safety and digital health for people with communication disabilities. Each of these projects are co-ordinated by Chief Investigator, Associate Professor Bronwyn Hemsley of the University of Newcastle, NSW, Australia.

SafetyCATCH

“Keeping People with Communication Disability Safe in Hospital”

A National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) funded project that ran from 1st August 2013-16.
The SafetyCATCH project aimed to produce a theoretically tested Clinical Audit Tool for Communication in Hospital (CATCH) that will help to reduce the physical, psycho-social and financial costs associated with harmful and preventable patient safety incidents in hospital related to communication disabilities.

My Health Record

A National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) funded project investigating how young adults with communication disabilities can be supported to use the Personally Controlled Electronic Health Record during transition from child to adult health services.
The PCEHR project aims to deliver an evidence-based framework of supports and guidance for patients with severe communication impairments, carers, and health providers, to reduce or remove barriers to PCEHR use so that its benefits can be fully realised.

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