Digital Restart Fund

What is the Digital Restart Fund?

The Digital Restart Fund is a program that provides seed funding for many eHealth initiatives and the NSW Government to invest into digital transformation projects.

 

Background

The Digital Restart Fund is administered by the by the Department of Customer Service and funds iterative, multi-disciplinary approaches to planning, designing and developing digital products and services in NSW. It encourages projects that use modern methodology and foster customer-driven business transformation and collaboration across the NSW Government Sector.

 

Funding

Central Coast residents will benefit from a $2.1B plan by the NSW Government to support digital healthcare services, making it easier for people to keep track of their medical records or to source professional health providers.

 

Eligibility

The purpose of the Digital Restart Fund is to support digital and information and communication technology initiatives, and for that purpose, it funds projects that fall into these categories:

Life Events, Life Journeys

The project improves the customer experience of those accessing a service or product due to a significant event during the individual’s life, such as having a baby; recording related interactions between individual and entities connected with the delivery of services by a government agency; and implementing solutions to rectify impediments to service delivery.

State Digital Assets

A product or service that can be used across more than one NSW government agency to ensure a consistent experience, reduce duplication and save costs. 

Front line systems modernisation (Legacy)

The project optimises existing technologies, applications, computer systems or processes to improve the functionality and operational life of those technologies, applications, computer systems or processes.

Capability Building 

The project provides new approaches to the learning and skill development of NSW government employees in a risk-free environment that fosters exploration, innovation and best practices relating to the customer-service experience.

Projects that will not be considered for funding include: 

  • Physical Infrastructure (non-ICT)
  • Local Government (This does not exclude eligible govt programs that are integrating with local government e.g. smart cities) 
  • BAU technology run costs
  • Already fully funded by other funding sources., e.g. Commonwealth, existing Cluster capital allocations etc.
  • Operating technology (e.g. card scanners, magnetic resonance imaging etc.)

If your project does not meet the eligibility criteria, there may be alternative funding options available.

 

More Information

 

Media Release

29 June 2022 -Digital healthcare initiatives to get $2.1B funding

Central Coast residents will benefit from a $2.1B plan by the NSW Government to support digital healthcare services. It will make it easier for people to keep track of their medical records or to source professional health providers. Having a single state-wide clinical information system improves patient safety and continuity of care.

The Digital Baby Book and the Single Digital Patient Record are just some of the new digital programs supported by the Department of Health (DRF). The NSW Health App will allow customers to access critical health information as well as relevant NSW Health services from the convenience of their phone.

An improved Mental Health Access Line and e-Referral Hub have been awarded $3M in funding from the Department of Health’s Digital Transformation Fund (DRF) NSW Health Minister Dominic Dominello said a new virtual care strategy aimed at accessing health and wellbeing support can be accessed with the tap of a button.

Source

 

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