Digital Health Space
Welcome to the Digital Health Space - a place to catch up across Australian health and care blog posts. We want to hear from you - send us your feedback and comments on the posts below! Follow us @AuDigitalHealth
Latest Blog Posts
- Monday 9 January 2017: Child immunisation and Digital Health. Author: Robyn Lowe is the Communications Program Manager, Australian Digital Health Agency
- Friday 18 November 2016: Starting the conversation on digital health. Author: Dr Monica Trujillo is the Chief Clinical Information Officer and Executive General Manager, Clinical and Consumer Engagement and Clinical Governance at the Australian Digital Health Agency.
- Wednesday, 16 November 2016: Automating faxes was just the start: Inala Primary Care and Digital Health. Author: Dr John Aloizos AM is a Senior Clinical Reference Lead at the Australian Digital Health Agency and the Chair of Inala Primary Care Ltd since June 2007.
- Wednesday, 16 November 2016: Mobile enablement meeting consumer demands. Author: David O’Driscoll is the Acting General Manager, Design and Development Authority Branch, Australian Digital Health Agency.
- Friday, 11 November 2016: Why I’m behind digital health. Author: Rachel De Sain is the Agency’s Executive General Manager, Innovation and Development
- Tuesday, 1 November 2016: Australian Migrant Resource Centre – Hearing Their Stories. Author: Robyn Lowe is the Communications Program Manager, Australian Digital Health Agency
- Monday, 31 October 2016: The power of data to make healthcare safer. Author: Tim Kelsey, CEO, Australian Digital Health Agency.
- Monday, 17 October 2016: Privacy – enabling trust and confidence in digital health. Author: Vanessa Halter, Senior Privacy Specialist, Australian Digital Health Agency.
- Wednesday, 12 October 2016: How to harness the power of the modern information revolution: reflections from Perth. Author: Tim Kelsey, CEO, Australian Digital Health Agency.
- Monday, 12 September 2016: Unleashing the power of people - How digital services can transform healthcare. Author: Tim Kelsey, CEO, Australian Digital Health Agency.
- Monday, 09 January 2017
The week before Christmas 2016, with temperatures peaking at 43 degrees, I travelled with our CEO, Tim Kelsey and Chief Medical Adviser, Clinical Professor Meredith Makeham to Perth, Bunbury and Busselton in Western Australia.
The trip was part of our national conversation with the Australian people about digital health; how we can best shape it around Australia's needs, wants and aspirations. This conversation is part of a larger consultation activity as we work towards co-producing a National Digital Health Strategy for the Australian Government.
All up, we talked to around 100 people across the WA health sector. Many subjects were raised and discussed, including the important subject of child immunisation.
- Friday, 18 November 2016
Dr Monica Trujillo, Chief Clinical Information Officer for the Australian Digital Health Agency, talks about how putting data and technology safely to work for patients, consumers and the healthcare professionals who look after them can help Australians live healthier, happier and more productive lives.
- Wednesday, 16 November 2016
In September 2016, I was invited to speak at HISA Queensland’s workshop for Health Data Interoperability, held at Royal Brisbane & Women’s Hospital. As the title suggests, the workshop brought together clinicians, technologists and other health informaticians to discuss various approaches to making interoperability within digital health services a reality. Such interoperability is universally recognised as a key component for an effective, user-friendly service.
- Wednesday, 16 November 2016
Driving through the streets of Inala, a south-west Brisbane suburb, is always memorable. The 1950s style brick-and-stucco housing is clear evidence of Inala’s origins as a post-war social housing experiment. Through the decades, disadvantage has continued to dominate the area, populated by the elderly and predominantly African, Middle Eastern and Asian communities – in particular Vietnamese, who were among Australia’s first wave of ‘Boat People’ and made Inala their home. Indigenous art work in the local parks reflect one of Queensland’s largest agglomerations of Aboriginal, Torres Strait Island and Pacific Island peoples.
- Friday, 11 November 2016
“Can you give me a call when you’re free, love mum.”
The message flashed up on my phone and my heart dropped. I knew something was up. My mum’s attempts at ‘text speak’ usually end up with half a screen of rambled shortcuts that I need to look up urban dictionary to decipher. This, on the other hand, was too short for comfort.