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  • 15 August 2011

    Arcitecta Shares Award

    Building on its data management focus and culture of collaboration, Arcitecta is pleased to have been a joint recipient of the Don Walker Efficiency Award announced at the hic2011 e-Health and Health Informatics conference in Brisbane.

    The award relates to the Clinical Viewer developed by Arcitecta in collaboration with Biogrid, which supports viewing cancer patient data across organisations over the Internet, and the joint recipients were Arcitecta, BioGrid Australia, the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research, Radiation Oncology Victoria, the Royal Melbourne Hospital, and the University of Melbourne.

    The Don Walker award recipients have demonstrated that their work has improved patient outcomes through the use of innovative technological solutions, reducing the unit cost of diagnostics and treatment, improving administrative processes, or improving throughput.

    Dr Don Walker is a pioneer in the application of computers in Australian health care. With an untiring commitment to the field that spanned decades, Don has made a major contribution to Australian Health Informatics, particularly in the area of terminology.

    The conference was organised by HISA, which was established in 1992 and is Australia’s peak professional body for digital health, e-health and health informatics.

    The focus of the 2011 conference was the Transformative Power of Innovation which reverberates with Arcitecta’s culture of technology innovation and looking beyond the current horizon to further Australia’s e-Health outcomes.

  • 03 August 2011

    DaRIS Links to Monash Biomedical Imaging

    Work is proceeding apace under the ARC Linkage Projects collaboration with the University of Melbourne and Monash University. The PSSD subject-centric scientific data management application (now known as DaRIS), initially deployed by the Centre for Neuroscience at the University of Melbourne, has been enhanced to utilise the new Arcitecta widget toolkit. It will soon include a graphical viewer and editor for experimental workflows, and computational workflow integration will follow.

    DaRIS is now deployed at Monash University and utilises the large research data store (LaRDS). This instance receives content replicated from the Melbourne University DaRIS node. However, in the near future, it is expected that it will also manage primary image data acquired through the MR and PET imaging scanners at the Monash Biomedical Imaging Laboratories. The existing integration with MASSIVE will be further enhanced so that data are efficiently transferred and processed (in I/O and compute intensive processes) generating 3 and 4 dimensional images.

    The data flow will be implemented for the Monash Biomedical Imaging (MBI) Laboratories, a newly established biomedical imaging research centre led by Professor Gary Egan. The MBI facilities are being co-located with the Imaging and Medical Beamline (IMBL) that is currently under construction at the Australian Synchrotron. The joint MBI-IMBL facilities will provide internationally unique research opportunities for synchrotron and biomedical researchers from Australia and overseas. This will be the only integrated synchrotron imaging and multi-modality (MRI/PET/SPECT) biomedical imaging research facility worldwide.