Digital health summit at Connect Expo

A one-day conference on digital healthcare is one of six summits organised as part of the inaugural Connect Expo, being held in Melbourne in March.

Sponsored by the Victorian government and supported by the Australian Information Industry Association and the Australian Computer Society, the expo is an ICT tradeshow with a focus on emerging digital technologies.

Along with summits on digital government, digital entertainment, enterprise mobility, M2M and the Internet of Things, and a Next Big Thing summit, the healthcare summit will look at how new technologies are changing the way healthcare is delivered and patient care is monitored.

It will cover next-generation medical devices, remote monitoring, mHealth apps and products, cloud-based medical services and consumer-focused wellness and fitness devices.

The expo will feature a large-scale, immersive show floor with dedicated technology pavilions for each conference along with connected play zones to showcase the latest devices and gadgets.

Speakers at the Digital Health Summit include the CIO of the federal Department of Health, Paul Madden; University of Sydney professor of public health and community medicine, Stephen Leeder; and UnitingCare Health Queensland executive director and head of the PCEHR review panel, Richard Royle.

Also speaking are CSIRO health services theme leader Sarah Dods, Accenture health industry lead Leigh Donoghue, Tunstall Healthcare MD Lyn Davies, and a panel of hospital CIOs, including Mal Thatcher of Mater Health Services in Queensland, Philip Nesci of Southern Health, Ann Larkins of Barwon Health and Barry Mather of Ramsay Health Care.

The summit will be chaired by adjunct associate professor at the TeleHealth Research and Innovation Laboratory at the University of Sydney, George Margelis.

It will be held on March 14 at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. The full Connect Expo will run on March 13 and 14. See the expo website for more information.

Posted in Australian eHealth

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