Digital health to be a key focus at CeBIT Australia

Wednesday, 03 May, 2017

Digital health to be a key focus at CeBIT Australia

The application of robotics, artificial intelligence and big data in the health industry are to be discussed at Asia–Pacific’s largest technology conference.

The latest strategic advancement in digital health designed to improve service delivery and health outcomes in Australia will be discussed at Asia–Pacific’s largest and longest running business technology event, CeBIT Australia, to be held at the International Convention Centre Sydney, 23–25 May 2017.

With Australia’s digital health industry set to reach a market value of $2.21 billion by 2020, an expected annual growth of 12.3%, according to Austrade Digital Health Report, CeBIT Australia’s dedicated Digital Health conference provides a unique opportunity for industry professionals to hear from the leading experts who will share insights into the future of health innovation.

Healthdirect Australia Platforms and Operations Manager Chris Harwood recognises CeBIT Australia as an essential forum to discuss the future of technology in delivering healthcare services.

“As healthcare is a major growth industry in Australia’s economy, CeBIT Australia is a pivotal forum for health professionals to learn about the digital advancements and emerging innovations that will transform health services and the current models of care delivery to better meet patient needs,” said Harwood.

Across the conference over 25 international and local experts will explore topics from the latest insights into holistic and integrated approaches to digital health, to e-records and big data, artificial intelligence and robotic surgery.

Digital health highlights include:

Tim Kelsey, CEO at Australian Digital Health Agency, will outline holistic and integrated approaches to digital health — including opportunities for digital disruption in health and the need for interoperability between healthcare providers.

Christian Guttmann, Associate Professor, School of Science and Engineering, UNSW, Research fellow, The Karolinska Institute Sweden, will share insights into the advancements of artificial intelligence from around the world and how the intelligence of innovations in machine learning and predictive analytics can improve healthcare systems.

Dr Daniel Moon MBBS (Hon), FRACS, Urologist, Australian Urology Associates; Director of Robotic Surgery, Epworth Healthcare, will present ‘Robotic surgery in Australia: Setting a new gold standard’, sharing insights into the advances in robotic technology and trends and how robotics can improve patient outcomes.

Additional conference speakers include:

  • Professor Trish Williams, Professor of Digital Health Systems at Digital Health Research Centre, Flinders University — Leveraging emerging ICT technologies to enable new health services and new models of care delivery
  • Renea Collins, Clinical Director for eHealth, Metro South Health Service, Queensland Health — Integrated electronic medical record (ieMR) strategy and implementation
  • Dr John Lambert — Leveraging big data in e-health
  • Panel discussion: Panel of clinical experts: Applications for digital health — embedding telehealth in clinical practice
  • Panel discussion: Creating innovative digital healthcare solutions

The CeBIT Digital Health conference will take place on day three of CeBIT Australia, Thursday, 25 May 2017 — offering industry leaders the opportunity to hear from the world’s elite, and the ability to connect with thousands of visitors from Australia’s top companies as well as over 350 exhibitors including 100 disruptive start-up innovators. | CeBIT Australia Digital Health conference program

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