Reach Health Promotion Innovations

Mobile technology for health behaviour change

Health innovation masterclass

REACH HPI’s James White recently participated in the first Health Innovation Masterclass, hosted by the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners. This two-day event brought together medical practitioners, researchers, entrepreneurs and software developers from Australia, Malaysia and Singapore, to discuss and develop innovative health ideas. Projects covered a diverse array of fields, including obesity, pain management, medical side-effect tracing, accreditation and diabetes management. James said, “It’s always inspiring to see innovative minds take problems they deeply care about, apply many years of expertise and field experience, and devise exciting new solutions. It’s so important that we don’t leave good ideas as just that – ideas. Events like this help innovators to test their ideas, receive feedback and criticism, and begin to take practical steps towards putting the fruit of those ideas into real people’s hands.”