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Electronic Decision Support Tool

The Treatment of Cardiovascular Risk Using Electronic Decision Support (TORPEDO) Study is a cluster randomised controlled trial of an electronic decision support system called HealthTracker.

health tracker scrrenshotWe are looking at whether using the HealthTracker system will lead to improved identification and management of cardiovascular risk when compared with usual care. It will involve 40 General Practices and 20 Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services in NSW and Queensland.

As at February 2012, we have recruited 51 health services, which includes 19 Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services. Currently, we have randomised 43 out of the 51 centres, which will have a follow-up of 12 month.

Funding has been provided by the National Health and Medical Research Council and NSW Health. The study is managed by the George Institute in collaboration with the University of Sydney, Queensland Aboriginal and Islander Health Council, the Aboriginal Health and Medical Research Council, University of New South Wales and NSW Health.

For further information regarding this project, please email Dr David Peiris.