Cystic Fibrosis and Health Information
Professor John Wilson
Head, Cystic Fibrosis Service, Alfred HospitalAIRMed Department, Monash University
Ph: +61 3 9076 2315
Cystic Fibrosis research
In close association with his Alfred based clinical practice with cystic fibrosis (CF) patients, Professor Wilson has active research programs investigating:
- New antibiotic regimens
- Assessment of Hospital in the Home for CF patients
- Therapeutic Hypertonic Saline inhalation
- Prediction of natural history from physiological monitoring
- Enhanced nutrition, anti-reflux therapy, and nocturnal hypoxia in CF outcomes
- Quality improvement through the use of electronic health records
Prefixing the 'e' (for 'electronic') to medical practice means that patients who either live in communities remote from major health providers or are housebound, can consult face-to-face with their medical practitioners, viewing their medical records and images securely and as rapidly as pulling out a file and opening it.
Professor Wilson is part of a consortium called the Monash Alliance, comprising Monash University faculties and affiliated hospitals, the Division of General Practice, government departments, and various research and health delivery organisations. The Monash Alliance is developing the technology and information systems for telemedicine. This will enable medical practitioners to consult directly with remote based patients, and with health care workers for particular situations.
The eHealth project has received funding from the Department of Health, Victoria, and the Commonwealth Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy.
The Cystic Fibrosis Telehealth Service is planned to be launched in 2012.
Further information on telehealth and how it works: