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Home Portfolio Health The future of digital health in Australia: a social policy discussion
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PEOPLEBrian Schmidt, Martin Bowles, Adrian Turner, Tim Kelsey, Meredith Makeham
PARTNERSAustralian Digital Health Agency
DEPARTMENTSDepartment of Health, Medicare, Australian Digital Health Agency, Digital Transformation Agency, Data 61
TAGS ANU, Australian National University, EHealth, My Health Record, NEHTA, Australian Digital Health Agency, digital health, ADHA, EHR, EMR, PAS, Patient Administration System, iSoft, Cerner, ETP, Electronic Transfer of Prescriptions, patient privacy, prescription monitoring, tele health
As Australia moves towards a digital health system, important social policy discussions are needed about how future developments will affect Australians. Join us and a panel of policy experts to have your say.
Emerging technologies are changing the global economy and Australian society. This is largely being driven by consumers who are demanding personalised wrap around services, most notably in banking, shopping and social networking. In healthcare the demand for consumer-centred services is driving the demand for new digital models of care – which follow patients, their carers and family through the health system.
On Monday 13th February from 2.00pm – 3.30pm (AEDT) the Australian Digital Health Agency is delivering a national webcast which will inform Australia’s next Digital Health Strategy.
The open Q&A webcast is especially relevant to all government agencies with an interest in digital health and an important next step in advancing discussions between the public, stakeholders, industry and those developing and implementing policy.
Digital Health Agency chief executive Tim Kelsey wants to know what you think.
As digital health traverses all jurisdictions, communities and a myriad of stakeholder and professional groups, this up-front online discussion is a pivotal opportunity to find out more and ask questions about developments that will soon touch all Australians.
It follows an extensive community consultation that has received over 1050 online submissions and attracted 2,500 people to meetings, forums, workshops, webcasts and town halls across Australia.
Facilitated by Ellen Fanning, the webcast and discussion will be focused on digital health, including trends, public policy considerations, emerging technologies and overarching themes.
Key public sector leaders and experts at the coalface of delivering digital health will also be actively be participating and answering questions.
To view the webcast you will need a browser and internet connection. To view or participate in the webcast, head to: http://livestream.education.gov.au/digitalhealth/13february2017/
Information on the National Digital Health Strategy consultation is at: https://conversation.digitalhealth.gov.au
The Australian Digital Health Agency was created in July 2016 by the Australian Government to drive the development and delivery of Australia’s digital health.
Australia needs a new National Digital Health Strategy which will set out the priorities for national coordination and investment in the digital health solutions that will shape the future of our health system. Established as a statutory authority in the form of a corporate Commonwealth entity, the Agency reports to State and Territory Health Ministers through the COAG Health Council.
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