Australia’s digital health players to present at RACGP eHealth forum

Doug Hendrie

23/08/2019 2:50:07 PM

Digital health records, informatics, privacy and security. There is much to discuss in the eHealth space.

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ADHA head Tim Kelsey will speak next week about the road ahead.

Speakers at the forum, to be held on Thursday 29 August, include Australian Digital Health Agency (ADHA) CEO Tim Kelsey and chief information security officer Tony Kitzelmann, CSIRO product and program lead Kate Ebrill, and Health Informatics Society of Australia’s chief health informatician David Rowlands.
The RACGP’s digital health advocates will be well represented, with Chair of the RACGP Expert Committee – Practice Technology and Management (REC–PTM) Dr Rob Hosking and Chair of the Expert Committee – Quality Care (REC–QC) Associate Professor Mark Morgan also set to present.
The forum will include updates from the ADHA, which is responsible for My Health Record and work to improve secure messaging in healthcare, and the CSIRO’s efforts to improve data quality in primary care.
This year’s forum will focus on health informatics, plus using and securing data at a smaller scale, a contrast to last year’s focus on big health data.
Discussions will include how to empower practice teams as data managers and governors, and topics covered will include the future of health informatics, data collection and analysis.
RACGP experts will cover areas such as My Health Record, patient record ownership and clinical software data quality.
Dr Hosking told newsGP the forum will have an ‘exciting group of people from all walks of digital health’.
‘We have people from the CSIRO, college experts, academic GPs and cybersecurity experts. It’s a packed agenda, and we’ll be able to share [the outcomes] with GPs,’ he said.
The capacity event will be held at the RACGP’s Melbourne office on Thursday 29 August.
After the event, a highlights video will be uploaded to RACGP website, where the 2018 video is available.

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