Healthcare Innovation Summer Scholarships (HISS) Phase 2 funding awarded

Congratulations to the following recipients of Phase 2 Healthcare Innovation Summer Scholarships (HISS) funding, supported by the Monash Institute of Medical Engineering (MIME), Monash Partners Academic Health Science Centre and Monash Young Medtech Innovators (MYMI).

Project: Monash Partners Meta QI Register

Lead: Dr Angela Melder, Monash Centre for Health Research and Implementation (MCHRI)

A new tool to improve hospital administration reporting that is accessible, intuitive and specifically tailored to the needs of clinicians, nurses, management and healthcare administration employees is to be developed.

Project: Project Cocoon

Lead: Dr Suzanne Willey, Monash University; Anne Tremayne, Monash University

An infant portable sleep space designed to provide the youngest and most vulnerable Victorians with a safe sleeping solution in temporary or emergency accommodation where a cot cannot be installed is to be developed.

Project: Project Breathe

Lead: Kate Johnson, Monash Health

The transition process from paediatric to adult cystic fibrosis (CF) care that adolescent CF patients often find psychologically and physiologically damaging is to be improved by identifying and filling gaps in patient knowledge, promoting compliance for chronic illness management and empowering adolescents with CF via a web-based platform.

Project: Keep Cool and Carry On

Lead: Associate Professor Ben Rogers, Monash University

A compact, portable and wearable device to allow patients with antimicrobial resistant infections to complete treatment using Hospital in the Home services is to be developed.

Project: Self-Management Advocate App for Patients with Diabetes

Lead: Negar Naderpoor, Diabetes Unit Monash Health, Monash Centre for Health Research and Implementation (MCHRI)

A mobile app for individuals with diabetes to assist them in diabetes self-management and to improve the efficiency of consults with healthcare professionals is to be developed.


These projects have received funding thanks to the HealthCare Innovation Summer Scholarships (HISS) Program, supported by the Monash Institute of Medical Engineering (MIME), Monash Partners Academic Health Science Centre and the Monash Young MedTech Innovators (MYMI).