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  • May 15, 2024

    DHCRC welcomes Government’s continued investment in Digital Health in Federal Budget

    The Digital Health Cooperative Research Centre (DHCRC) welcomes the continued focus on and investment in digital health, with the Government further committing investment across aged care, virtual health, medical research and artificial intelligence. Several flagship …

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Commentary and research from DHCRC and our Participants and contributions to topical debates in digital health.



  • This webinar discusses the transformative potential of large data and advanced analytics to benefit patient care, clinical trials, biomedical discovery and advance public health. The story of the lead up to, establishment of and continued growth of Health Data Research UK harnessing the health data for 68 million people is a powerful inspiration and highlights lessons learned. Imagine the possibility of collaboration to create a Health Data Research Australia.

    Key topics include:

    • The fourth industrial revolution - use of cyber-physical systems
    • Health Data Research UK - A national initiative to unite the UK’s health data to enable discoveries that improve people’s health
    • The power of partnerships and the future - local team science, national scale collaboration and the potential for global alliances to advance human health through data.

    Facilitator: Nadia Levin (Research Australia)

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  • This webinar discusses the potential uses of health data for practice reflection and professional development. Panellists will consider how this aligns with the Medical Board of Australia’s Professional Performance Framework.

    Key topics covered include:

    • How health data can be used to support practice reflection and professional development.
    • The use of data for performance improvement versus performance management.
    • How peak bodies are considering the role of performance data in professional development.

    Tim Shaw, Anne Tonkin, John Wilson, Julian Archer, David Rankin, Robert J Birnbaum

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  • In 2020, COVID-19 changed the health sector landscape forever, amplifying the need and urgency for innovators and entrepreneurs to bring novel solutions and products to market.

    This combination of urgency, need and opportunity has supercharged global investment in digital health, which rose from US $8.8 billion in 2019 to US $14.8 billion in 2020 (Mercom Capital Group), a trend that is widely expected to continue into the future.

    With technologies like robotics, AI, virtual reality, and blockchain thriving, what are the possibilities in health tech? Where are the future opportunities? And who will want to invest in them?

    Dr Terry Sweeney CMG (Panel chair ), Ken Saman, Louise Schaper, Michelle Perugini

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