Digital health leaders talk innovation

Digital health symposium brings together leaders, advocates and healthcare providers from around the globe.

At the inaugural International Digital Health Symposium held in Sydney last month digital health leaders, advocates and healthcare providers, learnt about the many different global approaches to digital health.

The symposium was hosted by the Australian Digital Health Agency, The George Institute for Global Health and UNSW Sydney. Presentations and panels discussed digital health policy, how digital health can support clinical quality and safety, challenges in healthcare interoperability, data sharing for health systems improvement and building the evidence base for digital health benefits.

In his presentation to symposium delegates, Agency CEO Tim Kelsey emphasised the importance of getting the digital health basics established to ensure the benefits of medical advancements can be passed on to the community.

"Tomorrow is coming at us very quickly. Whether its genomics, microbiomics, artificial intelligence, or machine learning, we just can't afford to waste any time on getting the digital basics in place so that the benefits of those emerging sciences can be provided to our citizens," Mr Kelsey said.

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