eHealth Queensland to provide a dose of digital at expo

Queensland Health will hold its inaugural eHealth Queensland Expo in Brisbane in late May, designed to showcase the latest in digital healthcare in the state.

eHealth Queensland acting CEO/CIO Cathy Ford said the one-day event would bring together clinicians, IT experts, vendors, start-ups and academia to focus on digital transformation in healthcare.

With the theme of 'Your dose of digital', it will feature a trade show and full program of conference sessions from experts in digital healthcare.

HealthShare NSW and subsequently eHealth NSW have held a similar expo for the last six years.

Like eHealth NSW, eHealth Queensland has been set up as a separate division in response to the growing importance of technology in healthcare delivery. It supports the ICT needs of the state’s 16 hospital and health services (HHSs) as well as the Department of Health.

Ms Ford said advancing healthcare through digital innovation was a top priority.

“We need to leverage the expertise within industry, academia and start-ups, working collaboratively for better patient outcomes,” she said in a statement.

“Ultimately it's about greater access to information, anywhere, anytime, working towards a fully integrated health system, where staff can access information as quickly and close to the patient as possible.”

The expo will be held at the Royal International Convention Centre at the Brisbane Showgrounds in Bowen Hills on May 31.

Sponsorship, trade stand space and speaking opportunities are now available. See the website for more information.

Posted in Australian eHealth

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