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HIMSS, ADHA to Organize Australia Digital Health Summit Focusing on Interoperability

HIMSS is joining hands with the Australia Digital Health Agency (ADHA) to host the upcoming HIMSS Australia Digital Health Summit (ADHS) from 20-21 November this year, taking place in Sydney, Australia. The conference is expected to deliver together representatives from ADHA, public, and private healthcare chiefs from Australia, as well as from the APAC region.

The central theme of the Summit is “Interoperability and Connected Care”, which is mainly relevant to the implementation of My Health Record (MHR) within the nation, an online, digital summary of 1’s key health information. ADHA has been progressively improving the MHR, such as joining hands with software vendors to transfer information safely across different software products and enhancing its clinical workflow abilities.

Hal Wolf, CEO and President of HIMSS, Tim Kelsey, CEO of ADHA and Professor Mary Foley, Managing Director of Telstra Health will amass for a CXO hearth chat at the Summit on the topic of connected care – what it means in the context of Australia, its most recent developments in the healthcare sector and a number of the challenges in creating a single view of the patient for higher connected care.

The Data track will touch on the potential advantages of developing a network of shared knowledge throughout Australia and case studies of how the use of information analytics tools can bring out better health outcomes. One of many prime issues in managing healthcare data is cybersecurity – Richard Staynings, Chief Security Strategist, CYLERA shall be sharing his experience and insights.

In healthcare’s consumer-centric move, patients are knowledgeable and well informed of their health conditions, which can no doubt result in higher care outcomes.

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