The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered years’ worth of digital health progress in just a few months, and on Tuesday 25 August, Telstra Health’s Medical Director of Population Health Solutions, Professor Dorota Gertig, joined three other leading experts in digital health to discuss how COVID-19 has changed Australia’s digital health landscape, and how it may continue to do so.
In a virtual webinar hosted by Wild Health, and in partnership with Telstra Health, Professor Gertig explored the opportunities and threats of our huge COVID-19 digital health pivot.
Alongside Emma Hossack, CEO at Medical Software Industry Association, Bettina McMahon, interim CEO at the Australian Digital Health Agency, and Grahame Grieve, Principal at Health Intersections Pty Ltd, the group discussed lessons from how and why government mobilised so effectively in responding to the global pandemic and lessons for how we should view and move forward on interoperability.
Telehealth was also a significant topic throughout the webinar, and the group discussed how this is merely a subset of virtual care in a wider suite of virtual care solutions that are the centre of the new digital health universe.
Furthermore, the cloud and secure messaging were also widely discussed, particularly with regards to how these elements are now in play within our healthcare systems and future predictions for the cloud.
The webinar was moderated by Jeremy Knibbs, Publisher of The Medical Republic and Wild Health, and encouraged a myriad of interesting questions and enthusiasm from those who tuned into the event.
You can watch the full webinar via Zoom here.