In this video from the Wild Health Sydney Summit five experts discuss the benefits of virtual hospital care models, and their potential to expand care capacity, lower costs, and increase patient satisfaction.
Healthcare systems around the world are under pressure and it’s no secret that the combination of ageing populations, the increased burden of disease, and staffing shortages have left substantial unmet needs when it comes to acute hospital care.
Resource constraints are also affecting wait times in many government-run health systems – just look at how commonplace ambulance ramping has become due to hospitals and intensive care units being overwhelmed.
This panel discussion examines the benefits of virtual hospital care models, and their potential to expand care capacity, lower costs, and increase patient satisfaction than traditional counterparts. It also looks at this topic through the lens of the consumer and how these emerging models might also play to their advantage.
Panelists contributing to this 37-minute session are:
- Tim Blake, managing director of Semantic Consulting;
- Dr Robyn Gillies, CMIO of The Royal Melbourne Hospital;
- Harry Iles-Mann, health consumer advocate;
- Dr Emily Kirkpatrick, executive medical director of the Calvary-Medibank joint venture;
- Voni Leighton, board member of the Hospital in the Home Society; and
- Moderator Jeremy Knibbs, publisher of The Medical Republic and Health Services Daily.