News and Updates

Message from the CEO Tim Kelsey

Fri 29 Sep 2017

Read a message from the CEO about the launch of a nationwide conversation which will shape the future of digital health in Australia.

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National Digital Health Strategy consultation – What have we learned so far?

Fri 29 Sep 2017

Over 1,050 online submissions have been received and more than 3,100 people have attended meetings, forums, workshops, webcasts and town halls across Australia – what are we hearing from the Australian community about how to take advantage of the opportunities that new digital technologies offer to improve health and care?

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Australia's National Digital Health Strategy has been launched!

Fri 04 Aug 2017

To support the uptake of digital health services, the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) Health Council today (4 August 2017) approved Australia’s National Digital Health Strategy (2018-2022).

Digital information is the bedrock of high quality healthcare. The benefits for patients are significant and compelling: hospital admissions avoided, fewer adverse drug events, reduced duplication of tests, better coordination of care for people with chronic and complex conditions, and better informed treatment decisions. Digital health can help save and improve lives.

The Strategy – Safe, seamless, and secure: evolving health and care to meet the needs of modern Australia - identifies seven key priorities for digital health in Australia including delivery of a My Health Record for every Australian by 2018 – unless they choose not to have one.

More information - Media Release and Strategy

Australia's National Digital Health Strategy has been launched!

Fri 04 Aug 2017

Health Ministers approve Australia’s National Digital Health Strategy.

To support the uptake of digital health services, the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) Health Council today (4 August 2017) approved Australia’s National Digital Health Strategy (2018-2022).

Digital information is the bedrock of high quality healthcare. The benefits for patients are significant and compelling: hospital admissions avoided, fewer adverse drug events, reduced duplication of tests, better coordination of care for people with chronic and complex conditions, and better informed treatment decisions. Digital health can help save and improve lives.

The Strategy – Safe, seamless, and secure: evolving health and care to meet the needs of modern Australia - identifies seven key priorities for digital health in Australia including delivery of a My Health Record for every Australian by 2018 – unless they choose not to have one.

More information - Media Release and Strategy

National Digital Health Strategy consultation: What have we learned so far?

Thu 13 Apr 2017

Over 1,050 online submissions have been received and more than 3,100 people have attended meetings, forums, workshops, webcasts and town halls across Australia – watch the video!

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National webcast on digital health – Findings so far

Thu 09 Feb 2017

On Monday 30 January, the Australian Digital Health Agency hosted a national webcast as part of a national consultation on digital health.

Facilitated by Ellen Fanning, the webcast featured Agency representatives Tim Kelsey, Chief Executive; Clinical Professor Meredith Makeham, Chief Medical Adviser; Dr Steve Hambleton, Senior Responsible Owner for a number of clinical programs, and Leanne Wells, Chief Executive Officer of the Consumers Health Forum of Australia.

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National Digital Health Strategy consultation – What have we learned so far?

Thu 12 Jan 2017

Over 1,050 online submissions have been received and more than 3,100 people have attended meetings, forums, workshops, webcasts and town halls across Australia – what are we hearing from the Australian community about how to take advantage of the opportunities that new digital technologies offer to improve health and care?

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Listen to the national webcast on digital health – then have your say!

Mon 21 Nov 2016

More than 650 online viewers tuned it to a national webcast hosted by the Australian Digital Health Agency as part of a national consultation on digital health.

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Dr Monica Trujillo and starting the conversation on digital health.

Fri 18 Nov 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.

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