Consumers, health providers and researchers are demanding access to the information they need to manage and improve healthcare outcomes.
Digital health (or e-health or health informatics if you prefer) attempts to address the critical need for systems that can capture, collect and analyse the clinical and related data required to support good healthcare outcomes. Here in Australia, there is a long history of work in this area, neatly summarised by Steven J Hambleton and John Aloizos AM in their article Australia's digital health journey.
I joined the national digital health program in 2009, having worked with both the National E-Health Transition Authority (NEHTA) and the Australian Digital Health Agency (ADHA). Since starting my consulting career, I've had the chance to work with Commonwealth, State and Territory groups to support their journey to implementing digital health solutions.
If you want to know more, contact me for a discussion.