Research & Development

 

To lead in digital health technology and achieve our purpose, evidence and innovation matter.

 

They’re two of the six core principles which underpin everything SiSU Health does.

 

From our focus on the “health metrics that matter” to developing new holistic mental health tools, our platform, products and services are all are backed by clinically validated, peer-reviewed analysis and research.

 

We partner with thought-leading universities and purpose-driven organisations to undertake Research and Development that enables current and future generations to live longer, healthier and happier lives.

 

If you’d like to know more about our evidence-based approach to digital health innovation, read on and enjoy.  Or if you’d like to discuss a joint Research & Development opportunity, feel free to contact us.

A significant longitudinal study of more than 180,000 SiSU Health Station checks across Australia which demonstrates a net positive impact on the health status of repeat users (n 8,441) over time.

 

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The Demographic Representativeness and Health Outcomes of Digital Health Station Users: Longitudinal Study.

Flitcroft et al (2020)

A sample of 26,620 women aged 18+ was examined using data from a cross-sectional health questionnaire from SiSU Health. The questionnaire included self-reported health, mood, lifestyle and vascular risk factors.

 

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Unhealthy habits persist: The ongoing presence of modifiable risk factors for disease in women.

Szoeke et al (2017)

Multi-dimensional analysis by the Stroke Foundation and SiSU Health of more than 505,000 Blood Pressure checks undertaken on SiSU Health Stations across Australia in 2018.

 

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“Australia Under Pressure” – Australia’s Biggest Blood Pressure Check.

The Stroke Foundation & SiSU Health (2018)

A four (4) year PhD study to design, test and develop personalised, adaptive and holistic mental health and wellbeing assessments. SiSU Health, Swinburne University & Digital Health CRC. Commenced June 2020.

Towards adaptive, empowerment-oriented and evidence-based digital mental health and well-being assessments.

Koh et al (PhD study in progress)

A five (5) year PhD study to analyse and create an optimisation model to ensure geographical coverage and maximum benefits for populations with high health need across Australia. Commenced January 2020.

Development of a location optimisation model for digital health stations in Australia to maximise access, utilisation and health outcomes.

Flitcroft et al (PhD study in progress)

The SiSU MiniTM is a mobile, small form factor, medically certified Health Station designed to provide access for smaller footprint retail, medical, workplace and remote locations. The SiSU MiniTM is due for release in Q4 2020.

Development of the SiSU MiniTM  

(SiSU Health & Swinburne University CDI – Q4 2020)

A world-first analysis of almost 500,000 machine-measured health checks of workers spanning of 24 Industries, 570 companies and 4 countries.

 

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SiSU Health Global Industry Health Report & Rankings

(May 2020)

To be launched in August 2020, the “SiSU Health of a Nation” report provides an unprecedented  snapshot of the health of Australians and demonstrates the extraordinary potential of Digital Health Platforms to positively transform health in Australia – forever.

SiSU “Health of a Nation” Report

(Coming in August 2020)

Supporting Research, Analysis & Standards

Landmark study of the impact of employee health risk factors on self-reported worker productivity (presenteeism) which calculated that each additional health risk factor was associated with a 2.4% loss in productivity.

 

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The Association of Health Risks with On-the-Job Productivity.

Burton et al (2005)

The Framingham Heart Study is a landmark cardiovascular cohort study. The Framingham Risk Score is a gender-specific algorithm to estimate the 10-year cardiovascular risk of an individual.

 

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General Cardiovascular Risk Profile For Use in Primary Care: The Framingham Heart Study.

D’Agostino et al (2007)

The Transtheoretical Model is an integrative, bio-psychosocial model to conceptualize the process of intentional behaviour change involving progress through six stages of change.

 

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The Transtheoretical Model of Health Behaviour Change.

Prochaska et al (1983, 1997)

The PSS is a widely used psychological instrument for measuring non-specific perceived stress. The PSS predicts both objective biological markers of stress and increased risk for disease among persons with higher perceived stress.

 

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A Global Measure of Perceived Stress.

Cohen et al (1983)

QRISK3® is a prediction algorithm for cardiovascular disease (CVD) to calculate a person’s risk of heart attack or stroke over the next 10 years. QRISK3® is a registered trademark of the University of Nottingham and EMIS.

 

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QRISK3®

(Nottingham University & EMIS)

The Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT-C) is a 3 question, non-judgemental screening tool that can help identify patients who are hazardous drinkers or have active alcohol use disorders including abuse or dependence.

 

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AUDIT-C

(JB Saunders et al  – 1987 – WHO Collaborative Project)

A landmark Harvard University prospective cohort study (40 years) which examined how a healthy lifestyle is related to life expectancy that is free from major chronic disease.

 

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Healthy lifestyle and life expectancy free of cancer, cardiovascular disease, and type 2 diabetes: prospective cohort study. 

Li et al (2020)

A significant global analysis of the 10 potentially modifiable risk factors which are collectively associated with about 90% of the Population Attributable Risk for acute stroke .

 

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Global and regional effects of potentially modifiable risk factors associated with acute stroke in 32 countries: a case-control study.

(O’Donnell et al – 2016)

Significant report which analyses the cost of smoking to the UK’s NHS and wider community, the value of cessation programs and new calculations of the cost to worker productivity.

 

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Hiding in Plain Sight.

Royal College of Physicians (UK – 2018)

A comprehensive analysis of the value that empowered, health-literate citizens can contribute to the overall health of the Australian population and for preventive health to reach its true potential.

 

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The State of Self-Care in Australia

Australian Health Policy Collaboration (2018)

Comprehensive global analysis of the role and value of better health to promote economic growth by expanding the labor force, boosting productivity, and social benefits totalling $12 trillion.

 

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Prioritizing Health – A Prescription for Prosperity.

(McKinsey Global Institute – July 2020)

The EU’s GDPR sets a new standard for consumer data rights, ownership and the right to privacy. SiSU Health has chosen to align with all key principles and responsibilities of the GDPR.

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The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

(European Commission – 25 May 2018)