7 July 2020, Australia – Qlicksmart Pty Ltd officially launched their new Digital Platform, which empowers healthcare facilities to reduce sharps injuries occurring to frontline staff.
The Qlicksmart Digital Platform is free to healthcare facilities, providing tools which cover evaluating sharps safety devices, an Interactive Training App for virtual product training, and how to effectively implement sharps safety policies into practice.
Australian Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews spoke at the launch event, which was held at the Cohort Innovation Space at Gold Coast Queensland.
“We do know, particularly coming through COVID, that training has been quite limited. It’s almost every day that I have people say to me that they were unable to complete their training because they couldn’t get the people in the room to deliver the training. So the opportunity to digitally provide the training to people, quite frankly, is the way of the future.”
“I’m very proud of the work that you [Qlicksmart] have done dealing with sharps injuries in the workplace, keeping our healthcare workers safe, but also doing very leading-edge work in how you’re going to train – particularly in areas where people have said that you can’t do that digitally. You’ve proven that that’s wrong.”
Dr Michael Sinnott, co-founder of Qlicksmart and an emergency physician, shared the potential impact the Qlicksmart Digital Platform will have on Australian medtech innovation.
“I believe the Qlicksmart Digital Platform will revolutionize the current route to international markets by making the current global playing field a bit more even. This will mean that small Australian innovators and medical device companies will achieve greater success on the world stage.”
The Qlicksmart Digital Platform was developed in-house with support from the Innovations Connections Grant facilitated by the Ministry for Industry, Science and Technology and Monash University’s Design Health Collab. The launching marks Qlicksmart’s continuing foray into medical staff safety, wherein every year 18,000 Australian healthcare workers suffer a sharps injury.
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