Unravelling digital front doors, HIEs, UCCs and single digital patient records

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How are all our virtual care initiatives synchronising with each other and the rise of urgent care clinics and ‘satellite hospitals’?

If you’re getting confused about how the many different virtual care-based initiatives are flying around the various states and how they synchronise with things like urgent care centres and “satellite hospitals” you’re probably not alone.

Which is why a key emerging panel theme for discussion at our upcoming Sydney Wild Health Summit on 11 September at the Aerial Centre UTS, is trying to work out how all these emerging initiatives synchronise both within states, and even, hopefully, between states.

Or perhaps how they aren’t quite synchronising just yet, but might.

Wild Health has invited Raj Verma of Nous Group to moderate a conversation with Healthdirect CEO Bettina McMahon and Amith Shetty about NSW Health’s digital single front door initiative and how it will synchronise to the state’s UCC strategy and broader virtual care rollout.

There will also be some discussion around where NSW’s single digital patient record program is at, in the context of the (apparently) soon to be signed NSW EPIC contract, and what the start of NSW’s home monitoring program looks like via its initial trials with two of its LHDs (and how the Telstra Home Monitoring Tender is likely to work).

On the same bill, head of Victoria’s Virtual Emergency Department program Suzanne Miller will be talking about how Victoria is broadening its successful Northern Health Virtual program across the state’s hospital networks, whether Victoria might be aiming to centralise its virtual health initiatives despite its usually decentralised approach to commissioning.  

Mike Millard will be talking to us about digital care pathways in mental health and the emerging debate over the burgeoning ecosystem of mental health apps.

Health consumer leader Harry Iles-Mann will be giving us the consumer’s perspective on all this change and whether we really can take a typical healthcare consumer on this journey or whether this is not as easy as some people think, given our well defined and consumer unfriendly funding paradigm.

All of these immediate local developments and initiatives in Australia will be discussed with some key overseas virtual care pioneers, including Dr John Halamka of the Mayo Clinic and Dr Priit Tohver, who is advisor for e-services innovation at the Ministry of Social Affairs in Estonia, to get some perspective on where Australia might be heading in its rapidly evolving virtual care journey.

If you’re interested in attending you can use our Health Services Daily Promo Code HERE for a 20% discount on any ticket combination: HSDWHS20. (Note:This code will only work this week.)

For a full agenda and list of speakers click HERE.

Any other questions on the Summit including limited sponsor opportunities please email michelle@wildhealth.net.au.

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