Dr Mohan Karunanithi - Round 1, 2016 Champion

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Dr Mohan Karunanithi

Leading digital health care practice

Dr Mohan Karunanithi works at CSIRO in partnership with Queensland Health and is a leader and researcher in mobile health innovation.

His goal is to use health-related digital technologies to improve chronic disease management – with a special interest in the health and wellbeing of Queensland seniors.

Mohan led the work around mobile health innovation for secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease; this work has placed Queensland as a world leader in the field. He leads research innovation helping older people in the community use digital technologies to access and improve their health care as well as for socialisation support.

Mohan is also a strong believer in the power of new technologies for networking and education. In another role as a senior lecturer at the University of Queensland, Mohan uses skype and facetime apps to connect with students and staff based in Townsville, Brisbane and the Gold Coast, as well as to interview prospective employees.

He founded the Queensland chapter of Australia’s largest biomedical engineering society to nurture young Queensland biomedical engineers and create networking opportunities for industry, research institutes and universities.

Dr Karunanithi’s CV tells an impressive story of a leader in his field of medicine and a digital innovator:

  • founding and current chair of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers- Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (IEEE-EMBS) in Queensland, Australia.

  • member of the Australian eHealth Research Centre (AEHRC), CSIRO since 2004 as a project leader to lead the work on personal monitoring in healthcare application.

  • group leader at the AEHRC enabling CSIRO to coordinate and direct research of projects, scientists, and students.

Areas of interest include:

  • integrated mobile and telehealth applications in the management of chronic diseases, aged care and independent living

  • a recent publication of the world’s first evidence-based mobile health delivery of cardiac rehabilitation.

Mohan will continue to lead health care research by:

  • leading the implementation of home-care delivery platform cardiac rehabilitation using smartphone and internet (2014) around Queensland Hospital and Health Services, including West Moreton and Metro North HHSs. The platform will be extended to rehabilitation management for heart failure, diabetes, pulmonary disease, till 2018 involving major Brisbane hospitals

  • leading collaboration activities with Queensland aged care leaders and providers between 2015 and 2017 to develop aged care service models using digital lifestyle technologies

  • contributing and seeking advice on our research and development work through a Queensland-based expert reference organisation and committee for smart assistive care

  • expanding digital initiatives to mental health and dementia care services.

Mohan is nominated by: Global Community Resourcing

Dr Mohan Karunanithi

Leading digital health care practice

Dr Mohan Karunanithi works at CSIRO in partnership with Queensland Health and is a leader and researcher in mobile health innovation.

His goal is to use health-related digital technologies to improve chronic disease management – with a special interest in the health and wellbeing of Queensland seniors.

Mohan led the work around mobile health innovation for secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease; this work has placed Queensland as a world leader in the field. He leads research innovation helping older people in the community use digital technologies to access and improve their health care as well as for socialisation support.

Mohan is also a strong believer in the power of new technologies for networking and education. In another role as a senior lecturer at the University of Queensland, Mohan uses skype and facetime apps to connect with students and staff based in Townsville, Brisbane and the Gold Coast, as well as to interview prospective employees.

He founded the Queensland chapter of Australia’s largest biomedical engineering society to nurture young Queensland biomedical engineers and create networking opportunities for industry, research institutes and universities.

Dr Karunanithi’s CV tells an impressive story of a leader in his field of medicine and a digital innovator:

  • founding and current chair of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers- Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (IEEE-EMBS) in Queensland, Australia.

  • member of the Australian eHealth Research Centre (AEHRC), CSIRO since 2004 as a project leader to lead the work on personal monitoring in healthcare application.

  • group leader at the AEHRC enabling CSIRO to coordinate and direct research of projects, scientists, and students.

Areas of interest include:

  • integrated mobile and telehealth applications in the management of chronic diseases, aged care and independent living

  • a recent publication of the world’s first evidence-based mobile health delivery of cardiac rehabilitation.

Mohan will continue to lead health care research by:

  • leading the implementation of home-care delivery platform cardiac rehabilitation using smartphone and internet (2014) around Queensland Hospital and Health Services, including West Moreton and Metro North HHSs. The platform will be extended to rehabilitation management for heart failure, diabetes, pulmonary disease, till 2018 involving major Brisbane hospitals

  • leading collaboration activities with Queensland aged care leaders and providers between 2015 and 2017 to develop aged care service models using digital lifestyle technologies

  • contributing and seeking advice on our research and development work through a Queensland-based expert reference organisation and committee for smart assistive care

  • expanding digital initiatives to mental health and dementia care services.

Mohan is nominated by: Global Community Resourcing