MAXimum points for biosecurity software innovation
1 July 2016
New dynamic case management software, known as MAX, has won a major award for DEDJTR's biosecurity information technology team.
MAX took out the 2016 Public Sector and Government prize at the annual Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA) iAwards, in Melbourne this week.
Executive Director of Biosecurity for Agriculture Victoria, Cassandra Meagher, said the award was fantastic recognition of the huge efficiency gains MAX has brought to nationwide biosecurity management and emergency preparedness.
"MAX has been taken up by agricultural departments in Western Australia, South Australia, Tasmania and Queensland," Ms Meagher said.
"It allows biosecurity field officers to remotely enter information into a case management database which can then be used to create sophisticated management strategies.
"Officers in the field can record and upload data via tablets which can immediately be used for geo-spatial mapping, planning biosecurity activities or responding to emergency incidents.
"These include Giant Pine Scale, bushfire recovery, Queensland Fruit Fly trapping and NLIS audits and it can also be adapted for non-biosecurity functions such as collection and reporting data for the dry seasonal conditions program."
iAwards are Australia's foremost awards for innovations in ICT, and this year received many nominations showcasing a wide variety of state-of-the-art digital solutions, that have been successfully developed by government.
The Public Sector and Government iAward is presented for outstanding innovation dedicated to delivering improved government service delivery or other digital initiatives for the public.
"Congratulations to the Bendigo-based team involved in the development and roll-out of MAX on this well-deserved award," Ms Meagher said.
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