Pilbara Health Challenges
Sourced: Country WA PHN Needs Assessment 2022-2024 – WA Primary Health Alliance
Significantly higher avoidable death rates for Aboriginal people aged 0-74 than the state average
Pilbara Lowest supply of GPs in the state
Communities in Pilbara face travel distances of 140-500km to access healthcare services
Pilbara Aboriginal communities are classified as MM7 (remoteness scale), contrasting with MM1 for Metropolitan areas
Median age of death in the Pilbara: 55-59 years, significantly below the state average of 80 years
Aboriginal people experience 2.3x the rate of disease burden
Adherence to chronic disease management plans in East Pilbara is significantly lower than the state average
The leading cause of death in the East Pilbara was due to cardiovascular diseases
The Mobile Medi-Kit
Delivering advanced healthcare in the Pilbara is challenging. Patients often travel long distances to access basic and specialist medical services, leading to a lack of continuity of care and poorer health outcomes. A virtual healthcare solution will be developed, centred around patient needs, and using research, innovation, and AI to create a reliable and integrated virtual healthcare system that meets the unique healthcare needs of the Pilbara.
All in One Health in Motion
- Multiple Point of Care medical devices
- Health metrics collected On Country
Generative AI Healthcare Worker Support
- AI supported medical history taking
- AI guided Medi-Kit operation
- Efficient edge-processed AI analysis of conditions
- Generative AI human-readable interpretation of results
Intuitive Healthcare Experience
- Culturally sensitive user interface
- User centric design
- Effortless navigation
On Country Connectivity
- For use in regional and remote communities
- Portable and robust
- Mounted on 4WD
Culturally Appropriate Patient Education
Patient education to empower and support patients in culturally appropriate ways
Cisco WebEx supported seamless integration to town and metro specialists
Integration to Medical Systems
- Consideration of data transfer and security
- Integration into existing health systems
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Enhancing health outcomes in the Pilbara
Our mission is to transform healthcare for remote communities through innovative solutions—equitable access, efficient delivery, and coordinated services. We integrate cutting-edge connectivity, research, innovation, and AI for lasting impact.