Digital health conference at CeBIT in Sydney

CeBIT, the Asia Pacific’s largest technology expo, will feature a digital health session on day three of its conference, being held in Sydney on May 25.

It will feature presentations by Australian Digital Health Agency CEO Tim Kelsey, eHealth NSW chief clinical information officer John Lambert and Flinders University professor of digital health systems Trish Williams.

According to CeBIT organisers, Australia’s digital health industry is set to reach a market value of $2.21 billion by 2020, an expected annual growth of 12.3 per cent.

Over 25 international and local experts will explore topics such as integrated approaches in digital health, electronic health records, big data and artificial intelligence.

There will also be a focus on robotic surgery, with the director of robotic surgery at Epworth Healthcare Daniel Moon discussing how advances in robotic technology can improve patient outcomes.

Other speakers include Renea Collins, clinical director for eHealth and Brisbane's Metro South Health Service, on Queensland's integrated electronic medical record (ieMR) strategy and implementation, and Christian Guttmann, an associate professor at UNSW and the Karolinska Institute in Sweden, who will discuss artificial intelligence and how innovations in machine learning and predictive analytics can improve healthcare systems.

There will also be panel discussions on embedding telehealth in clinical practice and creating innovative digital healthcare solutions.

The CeBIT Digital Health conference will take place on Thursday, May 25, at the International Convention Centre in Sydney.

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Tags: CeBIT 2017

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