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National Telehealth Summit

20-21 April 2021 | Swissôtel Sydney & Delivered Virtually

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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

speakers

Dr Karen Price

President, RACGP

Professor Glen Maberly

Director of Western Sydney Diabetes & Senior Staff Specialist Endocrinologist, Blacktown and Mt Druitt Hospitals, Western Sydney Local Health District (WSLHD)

Danny Vadasz

CEO, Health Issues Centre

Shannon Nott

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

Julian Nolan

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 Chief Medical Officer & Head of Clinical Innovation, NIB

Alice King

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

Kim Hill

A/ Outpatient Operational Manager, Royal Perth Hospital

Nandhini Natarajan

Telehealth Coordinator, Royal Perth Bentley Group

Rocky Ruperto

Solicitor - Medico-Legal Advisory Service, Avant Mutual

Paul McBride

First Assistant Secretary, Medicare Benefits Division, Australian Department of Health

Brett Holmes

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

Jen Beer

Head of Segment - Health & Education, Regional & Remote, NBN

Ella Cannon

Associate Principal, Hive Legal

Peter Birch

Podcast Host, Founder & CEO, Talking HealthTech

Raelene Donovan

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

Angie Corbo

Head of Innovation Hub APAC, Roche

Kulbir Sandhu

Regional Head of Informatics APAC, Roche

Professor Jennifer Watts

Head of School, School of Health and Social Development, Faculty of Health, Deakin University

Stephanie Ferdinands

Principal Program Officer. Telehealth Support Unit, Clinical Excellence Queensland - Queensland Health

Ian Schrader

Program Director, Virtual Care Accelerator, Clinical Engagement & Patient Safety, eHealth NSW

Regina Osten

Stream Manager Integrated Care and Aboriginal Health, CATALYST, Agency for Clinical Innovation

agenda

8:50 am

Opening remarks from the Chair

Associate Professor Tam C. Nguyen, Deputy Director of Research, St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne

9:00 am

KEYNOTE | Australian Government funding for telehealth services in Australia

Paul McBride, First Assistant Secretary, Medicare Benefits Division, Australian Department of Health

9:20 am

KEYNOTE | The GP telehealth journey & long term telehealth service plans

Dr Karen Price, President, RACGP

9:50 am

  • Telehealth and its place in the broader ecosystem. Understanding what it offers and where it fits within the whole patient journey
  • What are the concerns and limitations of telehealth?
  • Examining the evidence – the benefits and the risks
  • How can we avoid a siloed approach/attitude to adoption of telehealth?
  • What lessons can we draw from similar experiences in navigating the rollout of new healthcare models e.g. hospital in the home

10:35 am

Networking Break

11:05 am

  • telehealth as opportunities to deliver better care
  • telehealth as preventative health
  • telehealth for therapy
  • financial opportunities given new reimbursement models

11:25 am

  • What role and place will telehealth have post-pandemic?
  • Unpacking barriers to widespread adoption of telehealth, delivery of quality care and bridging the digital divide
  • Clinician led innovation and improving health literacy to support better health outcomes

11:45 am

SHORT TALK | The Challenges with Funding for Telehealth & Realities with Chronic Disease Management

Professor Jennifer Watts, Head of School, School of Health and Social Development, Faculty of Health, Deakin University

11:55 am

SHORT TALK | Models of Care with Store & Forward in QLD

Stephanie Ferdinands, Principal Program Officer. Telehealth Support Unit, Clinical Excellence Queensland - Queensland Health

12:05 pm

  • What are the myths related to incentives and funding?
  • Incentives in the current system – are we being inefficient?
  • The realities and limitations of activity-based funding
  • How do we support remote monitoring?
  • Store and forward mechanisms – setting up & scaling up
  • Are funding models for telehealth and virtual care addressing disparities in healthcare access?

12:30 pm

Networking Lunch

1:30 pm

  • How people perceived telehealth consults in comparison to traditional in-person visits
  • Six overarching themes were identified for why telehealth experience was poorer than a traditional in-person medical appointment
  • Do people believe telehealth services will be useful beyond the pandemic?

1:50 pm

Since the benefits of the Australian Teletrial Model has been recognised through pilot projects across Australia, The MRFF has funded nearly A$100M to set up the Australian Teletrial Program across Australia. This is a once in a life time opportunity for all stakeholders involved in clinical trials not only to transform the way regional and rural clinical trials are conducted; but also reform the regulatory system to make it a clinician friendly system.

2:10 pm

Virtual care is changing healthcare and the health system. How are virtualised models of care delivering care in an integrated and consumer centered way?

This presentation will explore the changing virtual care landscape: how technology is contributing to models of care that increase access; connect teams, support and workforce; contributes to patient education and self care; and optimises service delivery.

2:30 pm

Networking Break

3:45 pm

Patient-centred privacy design: what, why and how

Ella Cannon, Associate Principal, Hive Legal

4:05 pm

  • questions you should be asking your telehealth platform provider
  • top tips for avoiding data breaches in the health sector
  • cross-border transfers of telehealth data containing personal information;
  • to record or not to record: key considerations
  • In the digital health space- which systems are trustworthy?

4:50 pm

Closing Remarks from Chair

5:00 pm

Networking Drinks & End Day 1

8:50 am

Opening remarks from the Chair

Peter Birch, Podcast Host, Founder & CEO, Talking HealthTech

9:00 am

The talk will cover pandemic mental health effects, current drivers of telepsychiatry use in the USA and around the world, the practice of telepsychiatry during Covid-19 and how this is good for clinician well-being as well as discussing some Covid-19 silver linings and long term telepsychiatry trends.

9:30 am

  • Western Sydney before the COVID disruption
  • The establishment of the WSD Virtual Care
  • Additional digital solutions
  • Capacity building for healthcare providers
  • A hybrid face to face and virtual care approach after the pandemic

10:00 am

  • Examining and understanding the practical barriers to adoption and most significant challenges
  • Myth busting perceptions about telehealth
  • Overcoming those barriers – learnings from case studies/examples what has worked, effective partnerships etc
  • Scaling up rapidly – how do we sustain at an appropriate level?
  • Evaluation – how and what do you measure and evaluate? How do we evaluate patient outcomes? What are the models of care?

10:45 am

Networking break

11:15 am

  • What has been done, learnings and successes to date
  • Impact of telehealth & the significance of having a more established telehealth presence in the community e.g. chronic disease management
  • What tech works for her and why
  • What does it take to make it a success?

11:45 am

  • Eastern Health’s Aged Persons Mental Health Service delivered two 9-week ACT-based psychotherapy group programs via Zoom in 2020, aimed at providing psychological intervention to improve mental health-related distress and dysfunction for older people (65+) living with major mental illness
  • First case study for telehealth-delivered group psychotherapy for older people with major mental illness
  • Qualitative and quantitative data will be presented to demonstrate efficacy of the group improving health outcomes (reducing psychiatric symptoms) from clients’ perspectives, as well as from clinicians’ perspectives who delivered the group
  • Finally, a cost/benefit analysis of running the group via telehealth from three perspectives – client, clinician, and service – will also be discussed

12:15 pm

Networking Lunch

1:15 pm

  • Regional and Tertiary Collective Partnership
  • Virtual care closer to home
  • Digital health the conduit to healthcare providers
  • Meeting the delivery of Mental Health support in the Digital space

1:45 pm

  • Telehealth improves access to those at significant distance from centralised specialist care in YOD
  • Utilising telehealth can reduce cost of providing care for both health system and families
  • Provision of care via telehealth is acceptable to patients and families and improves regional metropolitan-regional links for access to collaborative care
  • Changing culture and adoption of telehealth for neuropsychological assessment

2:15 pm

Digitizing Education & Training of the Next Generation of Healthcare Professionals

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

3:15 pm

Closing remarks from Chair

3:20 pm

Close of Conference

SPEAKER SPOTLIGHT | Practice tips on how to use telehealth effectively
Rocky Ruperto, Solicitor – Medico-Legal Advisory Service, Avant Mutual

 
SPEAKER SPOTLIGHT | The benefits of tech & telehealth at Spinifex Health Service in Tjuntjuntjara
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

 
INNOVATION CHAMPION| Insights into the latest & greatest telehealth & virtual care innovations!
Laura Simmons, Occupational Therapist BAppSc(OT), CEO & Founder, Theratrack

 
PATIENT STORIES| My 4 month telehealth journey & why I need it to continue
To Be Confirmed

 

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19 - 21 Apr 2021

Swissôtel Sydney
Address: 68 Market St
Sydney NSW 2000
Ph: +61 (02) 9238 8888

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