IMPACT – Back Pain Recovery Tool

Project Period
2015

Project Brief
The University of Sydney, Faculty of Health Science, Discipline of Physiotherapy team have developed two research projects around the issue of lower back pain. The main project (IMPACT) will examine methods of reducing lower back pain relapse after treatment is completed. The team will test a transitional program throughout the services of a “Health Coach” to create an ongoing treatment plan. Large-scale clinical registries are increasingly recognised as important resources for quality assurance and research to inform clinical decision making and health policy.

Ministry of Health – Denmark Spine Data Screening


Project Period
2008

Project Brief
SpineData was conceived an built over a seven-year period to facilitate the acquisition, management, storage and display of health information collected through an online questionnaire for the purposes of quality assurance, research and clinical decision making support. Large-scale clinical registries are increasingly recognized as important resources for quality assurance and research to inform clinical decision making and health policy. SpineData is a Danish clinical registry in a conservative care setting where more than 10,000 new cases of spinal pain are assessed each year.

COPE – Centre of Perinatal Excellence


Project Period
2014 – 2015

Project Brief
Utility Creative were asked to develop an online screening application to underpin a perinatal care pilot program developed by COPE, codenamed iCOPE. iCOPE is a web-based platform, accessed by providing health professionals with an individual login and password into the iCOPE system. In consultation with the health practitioners and services, selected screening questions and
questionnaires are loaded onto the digital platform. The platform addresses the need for more systematic screening and data collection systems to underpin Australia’s National Perinatal Depression Initiative (NPDI).

Mummatters – Perinatal Screening App


Project Period
July 2015 – January 2016

Project Brief
Bupa engaged Utility Creative to work alongside the Bupa Foundation and its stateholders, St John of God, and the University of Sydney, on the development of an app for expectant mothers to manage their maternal health, particularly pre and post natal mental information. The app provides information about health pregnancy, screens for various health issues, as well as motivational goal setting tools.