The Australasian Institute of Digital Health is partnering with NSW Health’s digital health agency eHealth NSW to host a digital health conference and expo in Sydney in October.
The Digital Health Summit by AIDH and eHealth NSW will focus on innovations and advances in digital health across NSW Health’s local health districts, specialty health networks and agencies that span the state’s metropolitan, regional and rural areas.
To be held at the International Convention Centre from 17–18 October 2022, the event will feature more than 100 presentations on digital health, virtual care, genomics, precision health, nursing and midwifery, mental health, allied health, safety and quality, patient and workforce experience, as well as highly specialised fields within health informatics.
AIDH CEO Dr Louise Schaper said the institute had worked closely with eHealth NSW for many years.
“The institute has a large fellowship in NSW, many of them embedded across major programs and initiatives, so we are looking forward to bringing together a really educational and informative program for those working in hospitals and public health care,” Schaper said.
“The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the adoption of digital technologies, including in health care. For NSW, like many jurisdictions, this has resulted in new innovations and an uptake in virtual care.
“The summit will have a strong professional development theme. Working in partnership with eHealth NSW means we can ensure the program will offer something for everyone, whatever their level of digital health knowledge,” she said.
eHealth NSW Chief Executive and NSW Health Chief Information Officer Dr Zoran Bolevich said, “It is timely to reflect on the advances in digital health across NSW, particularly with the release of Future Health 2022–2032, NSW Health’s roadmap for meeting the health needs of our community over the next decade. This summit provides a great opportunity to focus on the roadmap’s research and innovation priorities, particularly in relation to the digital advances informing future service delivery.
“eHealth NSW partners across the NSW public health system to deliver digital health solutions and services, putting us in a unique position to facilitate a showcase of NSW Health’s impressive digital innovations,” Bolevich said.
The summit will be co-chaired by Dr Bolevich and Angela Ryan, Vice Chair and Fellow of AIDH.