The COVID Innovation Fund is an Australian Government initiative to procure new and emerging digital health solutions that align with the national COVID-19 vaccine rollout and future proof Australia’s healthcare system. The Innovation Fund targets opportunities to make a difference through addressing barriers that we are seeing today and using digital health solutions to make new ways of working more efficient and effective.
The Innovation Fund supports digital health solutions targeting specific cohorts struggling to access information about the COVID-19 vaccine and to access a vaccination. This includes, but is not limited to, vulnerable populations such as multicultural communities, the homeless and other hard to reach groups.
The current Innovation Fund offer is designed to improve sustainable healthcare access by approaching providers and/or technology groups and identifying and supporting proposals that enable new and emerging digital health solutions that feed into better ways of working to make Australian healthcare even more efficient and effective for all.
The Agency is requesting quotes on new and emerging digital health solutions, delivered to the Agency, that address the healthcare needs and challenges seen amongst multicultural communities, the homeless and/or other hard-to-reach groups. The kinds of digital health solutions that may be proposed, developed, delivered to the Agency, and tested for implementation requires clear identification of these groups and their varying needs, and understanding the complex and sometimes intersecting challenges they face, as well as enduring use of infrastructure.
Digital health solutions could include but are not limited to: technologies such as software and hardware; the development of processes to improve workflows with digital health technologies; education programs incorporating digital technologies; and feasibility solutions for potential digital health services and/or products.
The offer document is listed on the AusTender portal: https://www.tenders.gov.au/Atm/Show/9e903ba8-4dfb-4181-a1c4-fbadbcc7c5ef with applications closing 2pm (AEDT), Friday, 21 January 2022.
There was an industry briefing held on Thursday, 16 December 2021. You can view the presentation here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/recording/4279156738533474305
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