Since 2004 osTechnology has been providing full software lifecycle development and technology consulting for the delivery and implementation of unique cutting edge healthcare collaboration technology solutions. We are an award winning team holding an exclusive 2008 Australian Health Informatics Award for effective and innovative technology solutions and NSW Health Awards for Quality Improvement and Expertise. Our operations are based in Sydney with extensive experience working with ASX100 companies, leading healthcare vendors, government health departments and local area health services.
osTechnology is the creator of a unique platform known as Alphastudy, that enables organisational wide workgroup collaboration, integration and mobile/web capability for training and knowledge management. Alphastudy has been deployed for Emergency Medicine training at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital as well as providing the backend platform for multi-disciplinary healthcare projects, quality assurance and audits and research project portals. Other clients include government health departments, academic and research organizations in Australia and in Asia.
Clinicians who have worked with osTechnology know we understand the difficulties and unique impracticalities confronted in their daily work flow, and our products solve these headaches.
Since 24th June 2011, osTechnology and its related technology platform products was acquired in a confidential agreement through a private technology consortium. The founders, advisers and osTechnology team will continue to assist the new private technology consortium as they pave the way for new innovative and cutting edge technology for use in healthcare and other industries.
Mr David Dinh, Founder, Bachelor Applied Finance, Bachelor of Law (University Technology Sydney)
Dr Matthew Chu, MBBS (Hons)., FACEM. Director of Emergency Medicine, Canterbury Hospital. Australasian College for Emergency Medicine (ACEM).
Dr Michael Dinh, MBBS FACEM. Staff Specialist, Emergency Department CoDirector Trauma Services RPAH, Senior Clinical Lecturer, Faculty of Medicine, University of Sydney.
Medical Systems Development Group- Please visit the link: MSDRG
Our decision support system works on improving the treatment and management of patients in the emergency and trauma environment. Recently, we developed an emergency based clinical decision support system which is accessible within 3 major emergency training hospitals in Sydney, Australia. Our clinical decision support systems are based on solid studies, peer reviews and RnD. Some of our past research achievements are outlined below:
RESEARCH AND PUBLICATION
Reckmann S, Chu M, Dinh D, Dinh M.“The information technology capabilities of Australian emergency departments: A nationwide survey”, 2006 CAEP/ACMU Scientific Abstracts. Presented at ICEM 2006, June 3–7, 2006, Halifax.
Details: First national survey of IT capabilities of Australian Emergency departments. This included software as well as hardware capabilities and opinions that ED directors held over the value of IT in future health care delivery.
Taylor B, Kwok R, Dinh M, D.Dinh, M.Chu, E. Tang. “Electronic interface for emergency department management of asthma: A randomized control trial of clinician performance”, Emergency Medicine Australasia. Volume 20 Issue 1 Page 38-44, February 2008.
Details: A randomised control trial of clinician performance and consultant to roll-out and implementation of an intelligent patient management for chronic disease- asthma.
Kwok R, Dinh D, Taylor B, Chu M, Dinh M. “An electronic decision support system for asthma management in emergency departments: a sustainable alternative for evidence-based guideline implementation”, Annals of Emergency Medicine, Volume 51, Issue 4, April 2008, 12th International Conference on Emergency Medicine (ICEM 2008) Scientific Abstract Program, San Francisco.
Details: A clinical trial of the decision support system developed by David Dinh in use in three leading Sydney emergency tertiary teaching hospitals.
CONFERENCES & PRESENTATIONS
Chan D, Dinh D, Chen J. “A Multilingual Decision Support Prototype for the Medical Domain”, 2006 Presented at HLT-NAACL, June 8-12, New York.
Dinh M, Taylor B, Chu M, Dinh D.“ The Asthma Clinical Assessment Form And Electronic Decision Support (ACAFE) Project Collaborative Innovation And Development”, Presentation 435, MEDINFO 2007, 12th World Congress on Health (Medical) Informatics – Building Sustainable Health Systems, Aug 15-23, Australia.
osTechnology have built a solid reputation in research, developing the best decision support system and being involved in all aspects of clinical decision support development. This comes through over 3 years of solid intensive clinical system studies, design and evaluations. Now in 2008 osTechnology plan on commercializing their clinical technology solutions and release a product line.
The Canterbury Hospital Emergency Department
Provision of secure data warehousing and database services.
Antibiotic study: The purpose of this study was to investigate the factors that influenced follow up compliance following discharge from the emergency department. This served to highlight the role and importance of effective discharge documentation and communication between emergency departments and primary care providers. This study can be found at Emergency Medicine Australasia 2005; 17: 450-456
Client comment: “ osTechnology proved their success understanding clinical requirements for documentation and ethical considerations. Their knowledge of clinical infrastructure services and underlying capabilities ensured the research project was completed in a timely and efficient manner”
Western Area Health Service (Research Project)
Online based survey, infrastructure, ethics and security compliance, database storage.
National Emergency Department IT survey. This study required the survey of every Emergency Department in Australia. There was considerable emphasis on security and confidentiality. This involved undertaking threat modelling analysis to map out the data flow and storage capabilities. We also performed security penetration testing on the database and web platform, submitting multiple entries of garbled data and running live tests to simulate various data entry scenarios.The result of the study was a robust survey which met strict health confidentiality information compliance and captured valuable survey data across Australia.
Client comment: “osTechnology’s ability to meet stringent ethical committee requirements of user confidentiality and security ensured our success presenting the study in Canada 2006”
Health Communication Network (HCN)
Customisation to HCN hospital based content management system.
Rapid implementation of content management system. This allowed the large majority of leading hospitals access to their own individual personalized content for staff and users to access. The project enabled HCN to leverage off its core search technology platform and provide integrated solutions for customers across Australia. Our dedicated quality assurance meant flawless implementation and a system which HCN could extend to various other sectors.
Client comment: “osTechnology was able to demonstrate an understanding of my business needs and goals. You will appreciate how the team at osTechnology are easy to deal with, responsive, able to meet tight deadlines and most importantly, they are technically competent.
Primary Healthcare & Health Communication Network
Web Content Management System and data conversion
Primary Health Care Limited provides a comprehensive range of services and facilities to general practitioners, specialists and other health care providers who conduct their own practices and businesses at its medical centres, licensed day surgeries, specialist and dental clinics. We were involved with the provision of a content management system and customization of the hospital search platform.
Clinical decision support provides clinicians, staff, patients or other individuals with knowledge and person-specific information, intelligently filtered or presented at appropriate times, to enhance health and health care.
It encompasses a variety of tools and interventions such as computerized alerts and reminders, clinical guidelines, order sets, patient data reports and dashboards, documentation templates, diagnostic support, and clinical workflow tools. The core features we look to employ include:
Deploying decision support tools with guidelines:
Severity grading system and alerts, integrated decision support scales, medication database through integration with existing prescription ordering systems, evidence based research and evaluation and collaborative study approach to confirm results of real clinicians who have used the technology.
Clinical user collaboration
Multi-user access, real time data updating, cross platform independent, standardisation of data access and storage for future health system integration.
Provides automated documentation, provides easy to read and useful hospital and clinician specific reports, updated real-time patient summaries.
Interoperable technology platforms XML, standardised data structures, web services.
Detailed Clinical Reporting
Real time reporting capabilities, hospital statistical measures, clinical key performance indicators, audit and compliance reports.
Clinical Decision Support has been effective in improving outcomes at health care institutions and practice sites by making needed medical knowledge readily available to knowledge users.
Information extracted from “A Roadmap for National Action on Clinical Decision Support, June 13 2006”
Achieving desirable levels of patient safety, care quality, patient centeredness, and cost-effectiveness requires that the health system optimize its performance through consistent, systematic, and comprehensive application of available health-related knowledge – that is, through appropriate use of Clinical Decision Support which is an area of osTechnology research and expertise.
osTechnology team co-develop Alphastudy.com
Alphastudy assists users with their knowledge building and elearning requirements. The only platform that is mobile enabled and designed for healthcare training, seminars, continuing professional development, special interest groups, research projects, distance education, surveys, online research data repository and much more… Click here for further details
Innovative Emergency Medicine team together with osTechnology's core product Alphastudy.com recognised with a major award at the 2010 NSW Health Baxter AwardsClick here for further details about the award
osTechnology's healthcare platform Alphastudy wins 2010 South Sydney Western Area Health Service Quality Improvement Award. More users comment on its ease of use on the Alphastudy testimonials Click here for further details about Alphastudy
Congratulations to David Dinh and the rest of the ACAFE team for winning the 2008 Don Walker Award and Trophy. This was awarded recently in Melbourne for exceptional contribution to improving health outcomes through technology innovation. The Australian Health Informatics award and trophy was sponsored by Intel. Click here for further details about the award
Details of what we do…
At osTechnology we provide specialist health technology solutions to clinical practitioners, hospitals and consumers in the health industry. We devote time and resources for collaborative health informatics research with the aim of improving the underlying technology solutions we provide. The result are clinical decision support solutions which streamline, lower cost and improve patient health care delivery.
We work closely with medical research community and collaborative innovation projects. Examples of projects on-going can be seen through our close affiliation and research work with the Medical Systems Development Research Group MSDRG based in Sydney, Australia.
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