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Arthritis Queensland

Who: Arthritis Queensland

When: Summer 2015

Where: Brisbane

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RHoK helped AQ develop a tool called AQDA which allows GPs to more easily identify a dangerous form of inflammatory arthritis. Through consultations with GPs and specialist rheumatologists, they identified that the tool needed to be simple and effectively used in under 10mins. The AQDA asks a few quick questions about the patient’s history and symptoms and determines the likelihood the patient has inflammatory arthritis. The tool also provides the GP and patient with information resources and referral pathways. 

At the Brisbane Summer Hackathon 2015, the team were able to develop functioning and marketable MVP. The MVP works through four example questions then lands on a page in which it states the likely nature of the disease (inflammatory or  not) and lists specific conditions warranting further investigation.  By clicking on a condition listed, the MVP re-directs the user to our information sheets on each condition. There is also a button called “patient resources” which links to a library of patient education material. The “generate referral” button opens up a mock data base of specialists. Once a specialist is chosen, a word document is opened containing a blank referral template, which in the final product will be populated by the information provided by the questions.

Thanks to RHoK, Arthritis Queensland is now able to use the MVP to seek funding for the full product, with the potential to make a huge difference in the lives of people newly diagnosed with arthritis


Who: Concierge

When: June 2015

Where: Brisbane


Concierge creates solutions for people needing health and medical support services in remote areas, in particular palliative care. The needs of Australians requiring palliative care, especially in remote areas, provided a unique situation to develop an open source geotagging search tool that any medical profession can adopt and specialize to their requirements. At the Brisbane Winter Hackathon in 2015 the technical team used databases and tagged them to respond to related searches. Then geotagged and linked the info to maps used as the interface to locate services quickly.  

The other half of the team developed a user friendly guidance system that helps people navigate quickly, even in times of stress and high emotion.  The result was a time line with flowing dialogues to help the user through the information finding process. The open source website works, but there is a bit of information to be added before it is ready for Palliative Care Queensland to assist its patients. The aim is that this concept can be adopted and used by all Australia's states.