Artis Group ‘Saving Lives’ Finalist in ACS Digital Disruptors Awards

“We chose work with Artis Group due to their reputation, and ability design and develop a forward thinking solution built on the latest technology. Artis was able to move fast to transfer 15 years of customer data to a secure cloud environment and build a new front end for the application.”

Artis Group is proud to be named a Finalist in the 2016 ACS Digital Disruptors Awards in the Service Transformation for the Digital Consumer – Not for Profit Category.

With the digital economy tipped to grow to $79Bn by 2020 disruption is a key component in ensuring the continued growth of the Australian economy.

Artis Group, CEO Chris Greatrex, commented on the ACS finalist award saying, “These national awards for the teams and individuals at the forefront of digital disruption. In our case, our meaningful work ‘Saving Lives’ at Uniting and their Medically Supervised Injecting Centre (MSIC) has gained us this attention.”

The Australian Computer Society (ACS) stated award finalists, “will no doubt play a key role in helping develop Australia as a leading digital and knowledge economy in years to come.” The ACS Digital Disruptors Awards Demonstrate the commitment of Australian businesses to embracing digital disruption from organisations such as Qantas, the ATO, NAB, Seek, Australia Post and PwC.

The ACS is passionate about the ICT profession being recognised as a driver of productivity, innovation and business – able to deliver real, tangible outcomes. Following on from the success of the inaugural Awards held last year, the ACS has advised that here was a 50% increase in the number of nominations across the 12 categories of team and individual awards.

Some of Australia’s leading individual disruptors were also recognised in the Professional Categories which include Student, Educator and Researcher of the year highlighting the strength of the academic sector, along with the Young IT Professional (Male & Female) and IT Professional of the Year categories attracting strong interest.

The Reimagination Thought Leaders’ Summit on 1 December 2016 speakers included Pip Marlow MD of Microsoft Australia and Karen Stocks MD of Twitter Australia to a cocktail reception of delegates, guests and leaders from business, government, education and research sectors  gathered to converge and share their learnings with Australia’s best team and individual technology disruptors.

 

MSIC (Medically Supervised Injecting Facility)

For the last 15 years Uniting Care (Medically Supervised Injecting Facility MSIC) has operated using a solution built on an Access Database, created predominantly for collecting data and offering minimal reporting capability. Uniting identified the need to replace the outdated technology with a disparate system posing a high risk of customer data loss and security breaches, and they needed a fast and cost effective solution built around the project scope, but advanced enough to start using then continue to build on.

Built with UX Design and User Experience top of mind, featuring responsive design optimised for mobile devices, and new business process ensuring faster emergency response in critical situations (aka overdose), optimise business process and performance, and address the risk of loosing sensitive customer data contained in outdated technology with an Access Database The new solution would allow for more powerful reporting and agile BI and Analytics based on customer long term substance usage and well as prominently/new substance market trends. The project included the transfer 15 years of customer data into a secure hybrid SQL environment.

Project/Application Develpoment Outcomes 

  • Record Client Data & Usage History

  • Report on Product Substance Trends to Stakeholders, and assit in secure funding for community service

  • Provide data/analytics on trends to Police

  • Mobile solution business app for staff

Why Artis Group?

“We chose work with Artis Group due to their reputation, and ability design and develop a forward thinking solution built on the latest technology. Artis was able to move fast to transfer 15 years of customer data to a secure cloud environment and build a new front end for the application.” The Uniting Medically Supervised Injecting Centre (MSIC)

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