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Digital Health Agency calls for national strategy submissions

The Australian Digital Health Agency (ADHA) has announced a major public consultation process to develop a National Digital Health strategy.  The consultation process will consist of the collection of submissions, public events and an online survey.  One of the objectives of ADHA is to embed Telehealth into clinical processes, so this is an opportunity to further ATHS’s aim to develop a National Telehealth Strategy.

The Agency’s Executive General Manager for Clinical and Consumer Engagement, Dr Monica Trujillo, has said “We want to work with all areas of the community – including patients and the public, carers, healthcare providers, scientists and researchers, entrepreneurs and technology innovators – to ensure that what we do is always shaped around their needs, wants and aspirations”.

“Putting data and technology safely to work for patients, consumers and the healthcare professionals who look after them can help Australians live healthier, happier and more productive lives,” said Chief Executive Officer Mr. Tim Kelsey.

Individuals and groups can attend the face-to-face events, or participate online via the survey at website: conversation.digitalhealth.gov.au.

The survey is open from Thursday 3 November 2016 until Tuesday 31 January 2017 at 5pm AEDST.

Submissions are also welcome at website conversation.digitalhealth.gov.au until Tuesday 31 January 2017 at 5pm AEDST.