The National Telehealth Summit will take place as a face-to-face event on the 20-21 of April 2021 at the Swissôtel Sydney. It will also be available virtually.
Telemedicine in Australia is not new, but there is no doubt that the COVID-19 pandemic has catalysed an unprecedented shift toward virtual care across the country. Moreover, the Australian Government’s announcement to inject $669 million to expand Medicare-subsidised Telehealth services for all Australians, whilst also providing extra incentives to general practitioners and other health practitioners was a game changer. The funding for telehealth has made it more accessible, affordable and appealing to health services and consumers alike.
As we begin to look beyond the pandemic and into the future, now is an important time to discuss what place telehealth will have in Australia’s healthcare system now and into the future?
This event will be about exploring the key areas of opportunity for telehealth beyond COVID, recognising and debating the challenges and realities of widespread sustained adoption of telehealth and showcasing latest and greatest innovations. Some key topics to be covered include:
- The drivers, uncertainty, and the appetite in the market for telehealth
- What role and place will telehealth have post-pandemic? Addressing concerns and finding the hard evidence to weight the benefits and risks
- Funding realities of telehealth and debating the most effective measures, models and reforms needed
- Greatest opportunity areas for telehealth applications e.g. mental health & wellbeing
- Infrastructure requirements – ensuring right technology, network connection, and ensuring human resources/trained staff
- Lessons learnt, experiences and insights from best practice case studies across the country
- Identifying and adopting successful telehealth models
- Embedding telehealth into current hospital practices
- Addressing knowledge and capacity gaps within the current health workforce
- Consumer perspectives- understanding and harnessing expectations and building partnerships
- Medico-Legal protections for GPs and healthcare professionals providing on-demand telehealth services
- Data security and privacy with telehealth and medical records
- Trusting providers- what they do with your data and addressing misconceptions about data breaches
- Development of AI in telehealth. Where are we now?
- Redesigning healthcare in Australia as expectations on how care can be provided change
Dr Karen Price
Professor Glen Maberly
Director of Western Sydney Diabetes & Senior Staff Specialist Endocrinologist, Blacktown and Mt Druitt Hospitals, Western Sydney Local Health District (WSLHD)
CEO, Health Issues Centre
Rural Director of Medical Services, Western NSW Local Health District & Clinical Director – Virtual Care Accelerator, NSW Health
Professor Richard Harvey
Consultant Psychiatrist, Founder of Telepsychiatrist.online & Clinical Professor, Deakin University
Mental Health Clinician / Clinical Psychology Registrar, Aged Persons Mental Health Service – APAT, Peter James Centre
Dr Rahul Gupta
Clinical Lead, NMHEC-RAP Telepsychiatry Service, Hunter New England Local Health District & Conjoint Lecturer, University of Newcastle
Associate Professor Tam C. Nguyen
Deputy Director of Research, St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne
Associate Professor Jill Benson AM
Medical Director, Spinifex Health Service, Tjuntjuntjara, Senior Medical Educator, GPEx, South Australia, Clinical Associate Professor, Discipline of General Practice, University of Adelaide
Dr Sarah Farrand
Neuropsychiatrist, Royal Melbourne Hospital
Dr Wendy Kelso
Senior Neuropsychologist, Royal Melbourne Hospital
Dr Amandeep Hansra
GP & Chairperson, Committee on Systems & Technology for AMA and Clinical Reference Lead for ADHA, Bondi Doctors
Dr Melissa Naidoo
Group Executive Health & Chief Medical Officer, NIB
Telehealth Program Manager & Strategic Lead, Regional Telehealth Program, Barwon South West, Victoria; Coordinator, Telehealth Victoria Community of Practice
Peter Yellowlees MBBS, MD
Chief Wellness Officer, UC Davis Health and Alan Stoudemire Endowed Chair in Psychiatry, UC Davis, California
Professor Sabe Sabesan
Director of Medical Oncology, Townsville Cancer Centre, Co-Chair, Australian Teletrial Consortium, Clinical Oncology Society of Australia
A/ Outpatient Operational Manager, Royal Perth Hospital
Telehealth Coordinator, Royal Perth Bentley Group
Solicitor - Medico-Legal Advisory Service, Avant Mutual
First Assistant Secretary, Medicare Benefits Division, Australian Department of Health
General Secretary, New South Wales Nurses and Midwives' Association
Dr Silvia Pfeiffer
CEO & Co-Founder, Coviu
Jennifer MJ Isautier
Trial Coordinator, Sydney Health Literacy Lab, Sydney School of Public Health, The University of Sydney
Dr Carlos Garcia-Esperon
Staff Specialist in Acute Stroke and Neurology | Director of Hunter Stroke Services and Stream, Division of Medicine, John Hunter Hospital
Head of Segment - Health & Education, Regional & Remote, NBN
Associate Principal, Hive Legal
Podcast Host, Founder & CEO, Talking HealthTech
Emergency Staff Specialist, Metro South Health
A/Prof Shamasunder Acharya
Director of Diabetes Services, John Hunter Hospital & Clinical Lead, Hunter and New England Diabetes Alliance services
Dr Kevin Yap
Senior Lecturer in Public Health (Digital Health) & Course Coordinator (Digital Health Suite), Department of Public Health, School of Psychology and Public Health, La Trobe University
Head of Innovation Hub APAC, Roche
Regional Head of Informatics APAC, Roche
Professor Jennifer Watts
Head of School, School of Health and Social Development, Faculty of Health, Deakin University
Principal Program Officer. Telehealth Support Unit, Clinical Excellence Queensland - Queensland Health
Program Director, Virtual Care Accelerator, Clinical Engagement & Patient Safety, eHealth NSW
Stream Manager Integrated Care and Aboriginal Health, CATALYST, Agency for Clinical Innovation
Dr Nanda Kumar Sakaleshpura Chandrashekar
Medical Administration Registrar, Royal North Shore Hospital
Chair, ME/CFS South Australia
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