Click on the project titles below to find out more about the Melbourne University and Western Health collaborative projects.

Project Title: Future Health Today

Project Description: Future Health Today is a software platform designed by primary care for primary care. It streamlines the identification and management of chronic disease so that doctors and nurses can support patients to live healthier, longer lives.

The tool provides guideline concordant care recommendations relating to the identification and management of chronic diseases including chronic kidney disease, cardiovascular disease, cancer and diabetes and will be expanded in the future to include additional chronic conditions.

A robust program of work underpins the tool and consists of quality improvement opportunities, consumer resources, general practice and consumer advisory groups and significant research capability and experience.

Collaborator Principal Investigators: Professor Jo-Anne Manski- Nankervis, Prof Jon Emery

WH Principal Investigator: A/Prof Craig Nelson


Project Title: Using data linkage to study patterns of care across the cancer continuum

Project Description: In collaboration with the Health and Biomedical Informatics Centre at the University of Melbourne and the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre (VCCC), this project will conduct the first large-scale, comprehensive data linkage of detailed primary care, hospital and registry data for Victorian cancer patients. The VCCC Cancer Health Data Platform is being built to provide an innovative and responsive data strategy to enhance cancer health services research capability with the aim of improving cancer care and patient outcomes.

Collaborator Principal Investigator: Professor Jon Emery


Project Title: The SCORE trial

Project Description: SCORE (Shared care of Colorectal cancer survivors) is a multisite randomised controlled trial designed to optimise and operationalise a shared care model for survivors of CRC, to evaluate the acceptability of the intervention and study processes, and to collect preliminary data regarding the effects of shared care compared with usual care on a range of patient-reported outcomes.

Collaborator Principal Investigator: Professor Jon Emery