Delivering digital solutions to Australia’s greatest health challenges.
We’re recognised by health systems in Australia and across the
globe as leaders in digital health research, tool and platform
development and implementation.
We have world-leading capability in areas such as:
- clinical terminology and data interoperability,
- health data analytics,
- clinical image analysis,
- genomic data analysis and engineering,
- and mobile health and tele-health.
Our vision is to drive digital transformation of healthcare for Australia and the world.
All of our technology is underpinned by the analytical and predictive power of artificial intelligence.
The quality of information in healthcare is critical to the delivery of safe and effective health care.
We deliver innovative technology to overcome the burden on health services and consumers.
Precision medicine allows us to know about patients before we treat them.
[Music plays and several technology-related images appear inside a circle on the screen. The CSIRO logo appears from the circle. The words ‘Meet the scientists behind CSIRO’s AEHRC (Australian e-Health Research Centre)’ appear on screen in front of a blurry background with people moving across it. The words disappear and a man wearing a CSIRO shirt appears in front of a beige background.] [A series of individual people, all in front of a beige background, clap once]. [The words ‘What got you into science?’ appear on screen] Multiple scientists say ‘um’ or ‘ah’. Scientists reply: 1: I wanted to know how pretty much everything around me worked. 2: I think I had my first microscope when I was six, seven, something like that. 3: Always asking questions about ‘why this?’, ‘why that?’. 4: I just liked fiddling with things. Taking things apart. 5: Yeah, I really liked pulling things apart. 6: At some stage my parents stopped giving me, kind of, toys that you could actually break. 7: I think I’ve always been interested in science, since I was a child. 8: You know, animals, space… 9: Build little mechanical things with Lego. 10: The first book I really picked up was a book about sending monkeys into space. [The words ‘So, what is it about data?’ appear.] Scientists reply: 1: Umm. 2: Data can tell a story in so many different ways. 3: Data is the way we understand the world. 4: The thing that I love most about data is using data to inform policies and practice. 5: You can change numbers into decisions. [The words ‘Why is AI such an important tool?’ appear] Scientists reply: 1: Umm. 2: It can crunch a lot of data and be able to understand things that us humans have difficulty understanding. 3: It can help augment decision-making. 4: AI is not one technology. It’s literally hundreds of different technologies. 5: We will just take the benefits of the AI to improve our overall wellbeing, I guess. [The words ‘Thoughts on chatbots?’ appear.] Scientists reply: 1: We’re gonna have to get used to chatbots. 2: Right now they probably can be a bit frustrating. 3: Chatbots do get a bad wrap, but I think that it’s also demonstrated that it’s the best way to get people engaged and utilise AI. My favourite chatbot name, um… 2: Rad bot. Because I work in radiology. It would also be extremely rad… 3: Um… Oh, well, I mean HAL was very frightening. So not HAL. [The words ‘What should people know about the AEHRC?’ appear.] Scientists reply: 1: Hmm. 2: We’re all just a bunch of normal people. 3: We are also very diverse and we all have beautiful personalities. 4: Really punching above its weight in terms of international impact. 5: The fact that we work, as we say, from cells to bedside, so across the whole spectrum… 6: I’d like to believe that we’re changing healthcare, one AI algorithm at the same time. [The words ‘What do you do in your spare time?’ appear.] Scientists reply: 1: Um. 2: Um, currently I do burlesque dancing. 3: I like to spend time with my family. 4: ‘cause I’ve got three little kids, and… keep them entertained. 5: I play flute, I play the piano, and I sing a little bit. 2: I also do painting ― oil portraits. 5: *Singing* People to meet at that Berlin café. 6: I like to do, like, cooking. 2: Um, still life painting, I make soap… 7: I like travelling. I like camping 5: *Scatting* 8: I love hiking. I’m really into mountains. 9: When I have spare time, it’s mainly dog related. [The words ‘Anything else?’ appear.] Scientists reply: 1: What’s harder, wrangling data or wrangling kids? Definitely wrangling kids. O.S: *Giggling* 2: Psychology is really cool. And emotional intelligence. That’s the thing as well, yeah. 3: If you look back in history, art is science, and science is art. [The words ‘Are you emotionally intelligent?’ appear.] O.S: Are you emotionally intelligent? Scientist replies: Ah, I would love to believe that, but, uh, my partner will probably say no. *Laughs.* [The CSIRO logo appears on a white background. ‘Australia’s National Science Agency’ is written underneath.]
Health data semantics and interoperability
Researchers in our Health Informatics Group use real-time data to transform healthcare systems.
Researchers in our Transformational Bioinformatics group use cutting edge genomics for health research.
Researchers in our Bioinformatics Group are using the latest technology to help diagnose and prevent disease.
Digital therapeutics and care
Using mobile, sensor and internet technologies to delivery new digital models of healthcare.
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The Australian e-Health Research Centre (AEHRC) is CSIRO's digital health research program and a joint venture between CSIRO and the Queensland Government. The AEHRC works with state and federal health agencies, clinical research groups and health businesses around Australia.