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February 2020

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Eastern Health shows off its innovative research

An Eastern Health research forum has highlighted 41 of its key projects.

Eastern Health invests significantly in research and innovation to ensure it achieves the best possible outcomes and has 800 projects currently active.

Key projects for 2019 included an Australian-first study into the effectiveness of 3D mammography, which showed significant improvements in breast cancer detection.

The health service also launched a trial with community pharmacies to help reduce the risk of dangerous drug interactions.

It received a $1.2 million grant from Google to develop a national suicide monitoring system.

Eastern Health research projects, with leadership and input from staff across the organisation, are conducted across mental health, maternity, cancer services, stroke, palliative care and allied health – all with the same vision to improve processes and outcomes.