Dr Martin Dutch recognised as Digital Innovation Champion at the 2020 Melbourne Awards
Dr Martin Dutch, Emergency Physician from the Centre for Integrated Critical Care and RMH, has been awarded the 2020 Melbourne Digital Innovation Champion for his role in developing a virtual monitoring system that transformed how patients were screened, triaged, monitored and treated.
The software enables electronic self-registration and monitors patients in their homes, with vital signs sent to the hospital via smartphone. Dr Dutch’s work has reduced strain on the health system and saved lives. The software – titled the RMH Home Monitoring Project – is funded by the Doherty Institute and also provided to all health services at no cost, to ensure maximum benefit to the community.