ADHA holds summit to help draft digital health roadmap


By Dylan Bushell-Embling
Wednesday, 27 November, 2019


ADHA holds summit to help draft digital health roadmap

The Australian Digital Health Agency (ADHA) has held a summit to help collaborate on a draft roadmap for equipping Australia’s health workforce to navigate the global digital transformation of the health sector.

At the National Digital Health Workforce and Education Summit last week, academics, industry, policymakers, consumers and health and care workers from across Australia convened to discuss and help design the National Digital Health Workforce and Education Roadmap.

The roadmap, which is designed to support and build on Australia’s National Digital Health Strategy, will seek to capture the current state of the professional and volunteer health workforce and their digital capability.

It also anticipates how the application of digital health tools and technologies in health will impact the health workforce of the future, such as by setting out the requirements for digital health education and training in the short to medium term.

The ADHA plans to incorporate feedback gathered from the summit into the roadmap over the coming months.

“The development of this roadmap is a progressive and timely step that will improve the Australian health workforce’s digital health capabilities, ensure it is able to realise the benefits of adopting digital technologies and remain world class in the delivery of health care,” Australian Digital Health Agency CEO Tim Kelsey said.

“This will support us in meeting the increasing health demands of people in a resource-constrained environment.”

Image credit: ©stock.adobe.com/au/Sergey Nivens

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