Australia has one of the best health systems in the world – on any measure. It has been a pioneer in use of digital health to empower patients, citizens and the care professionals who serve them – promoting new approaches to virtual care, interoperability and co-ordinated care planning while empowering consumers with My Health Record. The Australia Digital Dialogue series explores the opportunities for digital health today to support the ongoing response to COVD-19 and the improvement of clinical, social and economic health and care outcomes. We travel virtually across the country to learn from system leaders how they are accelerating the digital health transformation and making it the new norm.
“Advancing healthcare for our consumers, clinicians and the community through digital innovation” is the vision for Queensland’s Digital Health Strategy. The focus is on creating a personalised and integrated health system across public and private where health service providers work as a coordinated team.
1. Telehealth and remote monitoring closer to or in the home
2. Access to real-time information, not only from ICT systems, but also from clinical network and specialists who use and contribute to real-time information systems.
3. System focus on information exchange and interoperability allowing for innovation across care providers