Mark Cullinan, Surgeon: Project Multi (2021-22)
Project Multi (2021-22)
Sunday, 5th September 2021
This project is proudly funded and supported by Mark Cullinan.
Epworth Hospital Richmond, Erin Street, Richmond 3121 Or Monash Medical Centre, Clayton Road, Clayton
Modern life and medicine is complex. With more and more treatment options becoming available our patients are living longer and thriving. The fastest growing demographic in our community are Centarians (100yo). There is increasing need for personalisation of medical treatment plans to meet individual patient requirements. To facilitate this medical practitioners from various specialities commonly meet to discuss complex patients and come to a consensus on the best way forward.
Managing these meetings and communicating the outcome to the treating team is often inefficient and clumsy. With the widespread use of Smart phones we should be able to use them to co-ordinate and streamline the process
Design, Build, Test and Implement an application (app) to Manage Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT) medical meetings
MDTs (also known as MDMs) are where complex patients with complex medical problems are discussed by a range of specialists and recommendations are given for ongoing management.
The app is targeted for use by a range of clinical Specialties and Subspecialties, to capture the inputs and outcomes of the meeting. Initially to be used in Gastrointestinal Cancer and Gastrointestinal Benign disease meetings. The intention is to then use the app in other multi-disciplinary areas
Design – Build – Test – Implement
Coding – Architecture, Language, Devices, Security, Database, Server, Internet, Hardware Requirements
Interface Appearance – Backgrounds, Forms, Front page, Report Format
- User Needs – Lead Clinician, Radiologist, Pathologist, Administration, Scribes
- Interview Stake holders
- Attend Meetings – Zoom and Face-Face
Testing - Alpha
- Populate with fake patients, clinicians etc
- Interact with App
- Hold a simulated MDT
Implementation - Beta
- Hepato-Pancreatic-Biliary Radiology Meeting – Monash
- Gastrointestinal Cancer Meeting – Holmesglen
- Gastrointestinal Cancer Meeting – Epworth
- Thoracic Cancer Meeting – Holmesglen
- To design, build, test and implement a prototype application.
- There are four meetings where this App could be tested and implemented at various institutions around Melbourne
- Make a presentation to key stakeholders
Art Design and Architecture
Hold an Australian permanent resident/humanitarian visa, or
Hold an international student visa (Must be Melbourne placed during placement period)
Applications for this project are welcome from penultimate and subsequent year undergraduates, Masters and PhD students (coursework and research) who are currently enrolled full-time at Monash including for the period December 2021 to end of February 2022.
Your application will be reviewed by senior university members and assessed against the following criteria:
Quality of covering letter, resume and on-line application including spelling & grammar
Relevance of your degree to the project(s) you select
Skills, ability, knowledge and experience relevant to the project(s) you apply for
Quick Learners, adaptable and enthusiastic.
Career goals and ambitions
Successful interview with industry partner
Coding and App development
Design - User Interface
- Behavioural - User friendly & Stake holder engagement
Scope for MITI projects are determined by the industry partners, this includes student disciplines and whether they require students at undergraduate, Masters or PhD level.
The final selection of the MITI project team will be made by the industry partner.