News Article

  • 04 September 2015

    Enhancing HIV and Hepatitis patient management and research using purpose-built software solutions

    Schulz TR, Victorian Infectious Diseases Service at Peter Doherty Institute, Melbourne

    Delegates to the 2015 Australasian HIV/AIDS conference were able to see Dr Schulz presenting a poster on the clinical and research services provided by The Royal Melbourne Hospital, Victorian Infectious Diseases Service to address the complex healthcare needs of patients with HIV and viral Hepatitis.

    Dr Schulz described how Arcitecta’s Clinical Audit Research electronic Health Record (CAReHR) - developed in collaboration with three tertiary hospitals – has been adapted from its use in immigrant health to deliver better clinical care for people living with chronic Hepatitis and/or HIV.

    CAReHR is being used to improve the flow of information between patients, hospital specialists and other health professionals. It is also being used to provide better access to de-identified data for disease surveillance and research purposes, by having this data uploaded to BioGrid – a federated data-sharing platform for collaborative translational health and medical research.

    Since 2012, 1250 patients have had their healthcare managed with CAReHR.

    In addition to its use in the treatment of patients with HIV and/or viral Hepatitis, CAReHR is being used successfully in children’s health, immigrant health and many other health contexts.

    About the conference

    The Australasian HIV/AIDS Conference took place from 16-18 September in Brisbane, Queensland and is the major forum for the presentation of HIV research in Australasia. Visit for more information.

    Download Dr Schulz's poster from the Australasian HIV/AIDS Conference 2015 for further details.

    Streamlining data management and analysis for discovery of biomarkers for mental illness

    Dr Schulz’s presentation follows a poster presentation by the Cooperative Research Centre for Mental Health (CRCMH) at the recent HIC 2015 conference, which covered the work being undertaken by the CRCMH in analysing data from large longitudinal cohort studies to identify the biomarkers that provide an early indication of mental illness such as Alzheimer’s Disease, Parkinson’s Disease, schizophrenia and mood disorders.

    The CRCMH presentation described the many different data types generated by its different cohort studies and how all of these data types are now stored and managed in a single system, developed for CRCMH by Arcitecta.

    Download the CRCMH poster at HIC 2015 for further details.