Digital Health Systems

Digital health systems promise to improve and transform healthcare but what is the evidence of what actually works and what are the ongoing policy discussions for how to implement change that delivers positive benefits?

This Collection is part of a Linkage, Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities (LIEF) project LE180100094 Linked semantic platforms for social and physical infrastructure and wellbeing funded by the Australian Government, through the Australian Research Council.

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Professor Penelope Schoefield

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Digital Health Systems

Video

The hype. The hope. The real-world impact
14 Sep 2018

This archived webinar recording is led by the STAT national correspondent Casey Ross.

The use of artificial intelligence in health care is exploding. Hospitals, drug companies and researchers are racing to make use of its newest iterations, but rapid adoption is outpacing our ability...

Bill

Explanatory memorandum
22 Aug 2018

This explanatory note provides background to the My Health Records Amendment (Strengthening Privacy) Bill 2018.

The Bill will amend the My Health Records Act 2012 (MHR Act) to strengthen the privacy framework of the My Health Record system.

The Bill will specifically:...

Commentary

16 Jul 2018

Unless you take action to remove yourself from the My Health Record (MHR) system, the federal government will make a digital copy of your medical record, store it centrally, and, as the default, provide numerous people with access to it.

Commentary

16 Jul 2018

The My Health Record (MHR) system promises to make Australia a leader in providing citizens with access to their own health records.

Audio

13 Jul 2018

Unless you opt-out by mid-October, the Federal Government will create an online record of your health details that it can access for the rest of your life and beyond - even if you ask for it to be deleted. Privacy advocates are warning people to...

Report

How Australia will deliver the benefits of digitally enabled health and care
2 Jul 2018

The framework for action is the implementation plan for the National Digital Health Strategy and details how all those in the digital health ecosystem are working together to help empower people, and those who care for them, with modern digital services and products.

Report

13 Jun 2018

Digital health technology has the potential to transform the way we deliver and receive health and social care. Advances in digital technology provide a tangible opportunity to improve health care quality, consumer outcomes and experience.

Audio

15 May 2018

The federal government is pushing ahead with its plans to create an electronic health record for every Australian, but many are concerned about privacy and cybersecurity risks - and one expert recommends opting out.

Report

11 May 2018

The My Health Record system is Australia’s digital health record system. The data in the My Health Record system may also be used to provide insight into the effectiveness of the services and treatments being provided to continue to improve health outcomes. The framework will...

Report

2 Apr 2018

An overview of key AI concepts, their cross-cutting policy implications, and potential applications to government services and operations.

Prepared as background reading participants at the March 2018 AI + Public Policy conference, this report explores the origins of AI, AI’s present-day capabilities, the challenges...

Journal article

1 Apr 2018

General practitioners need to learn more about low-intensity online interventions to better meet the needs of patients of lower severity.

Blog post

Smart medical devices will transform healthcare.
27 Mar 2018

At the Agency we talk a lot about My Health Record, and the casual reader could be forgiven for thinking that My Health Record is the be all and end all of digital health. But that’s far from the case. Genomics, precision medicine, AI-based decision...

Briefing paper

1 Mar 2018

Wearable technology has taken the world by storm over the past number of years. Members of the public have been liberated, finally able to take control over their health, wellbeing and lifestyle.

More so now than ever, lifestyle has become a major factor in...

Conference paper

24 Nov 2017

In rural Australia, knowledge and utilisation of support by informal carers is lacking. Developing and improving access to peer support to enable carers to effectively cope with the challenges of caring may positively influence their caring experience.

Fact sheet

SMART Mental Health Programme
1 Nov 2017

A factsheet which describes the innovative provision of primary mental health care in rural India.

Background:

The project is led by the George Institute India and funders include the National Health and Medical Research Australia, Wellcome Trust/DBY India alliance and Grand Challenges...

Briefing paper

17 Oct 2017

The aim of this brief is to provide policy-makers with an analysis of current literature relating to the effects to be expected from hospital implementation of eHealth technologies.

Report

29 Aug 2017

This report provides an overview of the outcomes of a stakeholder workshop exploring the potential of Digital Health Technologies.

Strategy

Safe, seamless and secure: evolving health and care to meet the needs of modern Australia
15 Aug 2017

This strategy is the product of detailed consultation and co-production with patients, consumers and carers – and the healthcare professionals, industry, organisations and innovators who serve them. It draws on evidence of clinical and economic benefit from many sources within Australia and overseas.

Policy report

3 Jul 2017

Australia needs to embrace digital health technologies and focus on data integration and standardisation.

Report

24 May 2017

Information and communications technology (ICT) is a critical enabler and transformative agent in the delivery of government services. This audit examined the effectiveness of ICT strategic planning in the public health sector.