What is Hack for Digital Healthcare #H4DH?

  • Telstra Health’s annual 2022 hackathon
  • Collaborative event for innovative problem solvers
  • Great opportunity to create connections

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This event will bring together people from across the health and aged care sectors with real problems to solve and connect them with teams of passionate innovators and technology and design professionals to create digital solutions.  This event will be held as a hybrid event; online and in person, which will enable a range of people to participate across the country. 

Click to view the hackathon problem statements

Additional information

The hackathon will take place on Friday 17 June, with final pitches to the judges taking place on Friday 24 June. From there, the winning team will be announced shortly after.

Whilst there is just the one day for the hackathon, if additional time is needed to work on your ideas ahead of the final pitches, this is down to the discretion of your team.

We will also be hosting an information session in advance to provide teams with everything they need to know to set up for success!

 

We gathered and curated issues from health and aged care professionals that will become interesting problems for teams to create innovative solutions and add meaningful value.  
View the 8 problem statements here

This event is open to anyone! Diversity of thought is key to hackathons. Whether you’re a technology or design enthusiast, a healthcare specialist, or this is your first hackathon, we hope you’ll join and help us make a meaningful impact on real health and aged care issues. Teams will be formed around the 8 problem statements.

On the closing day, teams will present their ‘solution pitches’ to the #H4DH judges, a selection of respected technology and health and aged care experts – read their bios below.

The guiding principles of the hackathon will be used by the judges to determine the winning solution, including:

•Innovation 
•Digitalisation of health and aged care 
•A focus on the needs of clinicians and patients, and 
•The degree of potential impact and value created for the health and aged care sectors.

This is a great opportunity to create connections with key people from across the technology industry and health and aged care sectors, as well as be part of valued projects that could make a meaningful difference outside of the hackathon – whether you’re part of the winning team or not.

There will also be a small prize for the winning team.

We will use the information gathered from you for the purposes of managing the Event and in accordance with our Privacy Statement. We may contact you after the Event to discuss your experience further, and to inform you about future Telstra Health hackathons and other events. Your participation in the Event will be subject to participant terms and conditions and the Code of Conduct, which we will send to you before the start of the Event.

H4DH Code of Conduct.pptx

Introducing our Judges

Chief Medical Officer, Telstra Health

Dr Vincent McCauley

As Telstra Health’s Chief Medical Officer since July 2015, Dr Vincent McCauley advises on areas such as eHealth, clinical governance and ED systems and pathology. Dr McCauley has vast clinical experience in respiratory and emergency medicine, having worked extensively in eHealth Standards and is Chair of Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise (IHE) Australia, as well as a member of the IHE International Board. As former President of the Medical Software Industry Association (MSIA), Dr McCauley was instrumental in connecting eHealth software vendors, government bodies and the private sector. Dr McCauley is driven by his goal to create a secure, highly connected and interoperable eHealth infrastructure underpinned by sustainable business models. 

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Professor of Digital Health Systems, Flinders University

Professor Trish Williams

With over 30 years’ experience in healthcare computing, including 15 years in general practice and pharmacy computing, Professor Trish Williams is recognised internationally for her digital health information security expertise and experience in digital health information interoperability. Professor Williams is Cisco Chair and Professor in Digital Health Systems at Flinders University, Co-Director of the Flinders Digital Health Research Centre, Director of the Cisco-Flinders Digital Health Design Lab and International Co-Chair of HL7 Security. Professor Williams has a strong focus on the translation of research into practical application, demonstrating how information security and digital health technologies can be used to improve healthcare communication and interoperability.

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Vice chair, Australasian Institute of Digital Health

Angela Ryan

A recipient of the inaugural 2021 Brilliant Women in Digital Health Awards, and 2017 Churchill Fellow, Angela has worked within the Australian health system for more than 30 years, in senior leadership, executive and clinical roles, across federal, state and local settings. Angela would describe herself professionally as a health informatician and digital health strategist, a clinician, an executive, an innovator, a patient safety specialist, a health reformer, a Board executive director and a health researcher. Angela is a registered nurse with critical care certification (paediatric and adult intensive care) and a graduate diploma of eHealth (Health Informatics). Angela has led policy development in virtual care and digital health, and the development of state-wide clinical information systems for NSW Health. Angela has worked nationally, in concert with all jurisdictions in the development of digital health programs and policy to ensure better health outcomes for all Australians. These experiences have been complimented through voluntary engagement with a number of Boards, associations and organisations to drive health reform through digital health in Australia.

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Chief Medical Officer, Telstra Health

Dr Vincent McCauley

As Telstra Health’s Chief Medical Officer since July 2015, Dr Vincent McCauley advises on areas such as eHealth, clinical governance and ED systems and pathology. Dr McCauley has vast clinical experience in respiratory and emergency medicine, having worked extensively in eHealth Standards and is Chair of Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise (IHE) Australia, as well as a member of the IHE International Board. As former President of the Medical Software Industry Association (MSIA), Dr McCauley was instrumental in connecting eHealth software vendors, government bodies and the private sector. Dr McCauley is driven by his goal to create a secure, highly connected and interoperable eHealth infrastructure underpinned by sustainable business models. 

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Professor of Digital Health Systems, Flinders University

Professor Trish Williams

With over 30 years’ experience in healthcare computing, including 15 years in general practice and pharmacy computing, Professor Trish Williams is recognised internationally for her digital health information security expertise and experience in digital health information interoperability. Professor Williams is Cisco Chair and Professor in Digital Health Systems at Flinders University, Co-Director of the Flinders Digital Health Research Centre, Director of the Cisco-Flinders Digital Health Design Lab and International Co-Chair of HL7 Security. Professor Williams has a strong focus on the translation of research into practical application, demonstrating how information security and digital health technologies can be used to improve healthcare communication and interoperability.

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Vice chair, Australasian Institute of Digital Health

Angela Ryan

A recipient of the inaugural 2021 Brilliant Women in Digital Health Awards, and 2017 Churchill Fellow, Angela has worked within the Australian health system for more than 30 years, in senior leadership, executive and clinical roles, across federal, state and local settings. Angela would describe herself professionally as a health informatician and digital health strategist, a clinician, an executive, an innovator, a patient safety specialist, a health reformer, a Board executive director and a health researcher. Angela is a registered nurse with critical care certification (paediatric and adult intensive care) and a graduate diploma of eHealth (Health Informatics). Angela has led policy development in virtual care and digital health, and the development of state-wide clinical information systems for NSW Health. Angela has worked nationally, in concert with all jurisdictions in the development of digital health programs and policy to ensure better health outcomes for all Australians. These experiences have been complimented through voluntary engagement with a number of Boards, associations and organisations to drive health reform through digital health in Australia.

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Careers with Telstra Health

We are passionate about innovation and helping improve lives through digital technology.  Our teams work within our seven market segments providing you a range of different career experiences spanning both technology, clinical and engagement opportunities.Telstra Health is part of the Telstra Group of companies and a 100% owned subsidiary of Telstra Corporation Ltd.

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Our Products and Solutions

We are the largest Australian-based provider of software products, solutions and platforms for care providers in the hospital, health service, pharmacy, and aged and disability care sectors. Our clinical and administrative systems, health data analytics, population health solutions, and information exchange platforms help providers to improve the quality, safety and efficiency of the healthcare they deliver. We also help enable clinicians to deliver care in new ways through our telehealth and consumer solutions.

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For any enquiries or more information about the Hack for Digital Healthcare #H4DH

We will use the information gathered from you for the purposes of managing the Event and in accordance with our Privacy Statement. We may contact you after the Event to discuss your experience further, and to inform you about future Telstra Health hackathons and other events. Your participation in the Event will be subject to participant terms and conditions and the Code of Conduct, which we will send to you before the start of the Event.

H4DH Code of Conduct.pptx