Digital health: a human imperative

Digital health: a human imperative

Sep 19
CEDA welcomes Australian Digital Health Agency Chief Executive Officer, Tim Kelsey, to share his insights on the rapidly progressing area of digital health.


Tim Kelsey, Chief Executive Officer, Australian Digital Health Agency

Event overview

Digitalisation of our world has affected all corners of our lives, improving our lifestyle and productivity in ways that could not have been imagined just a couple of decades ago.

The Australian Digital Health Agency is tasked with improving health outcomes for Australians through the implementation of Australia’s National Digital Health Strategy that will help deliver digital healthcare systems. As CEO of the agency, Tim Kelsey provides a focus on engagement, innovation and clinical quality and safety across digital health. Drawing on his vast experience, particularly with the NHS in the UK, Tim will share with Trustees his vision for human-centric digital health in Australia.

Key pillars in the National Digital Health Strategy include the national scaling of the My Health Record system, development of secure messaging between disparate clinical information systems so that clinicians can share patient records securely, and development of wider health system interoperability between siloed print and electronic based systems.

By utilising data and technology, digital health can help people live healthier, happier, and more productive lives, creating not only an enormous social benefit, but positive economic outcomes as well.

This briefing is by invitation only to CEDA Trustees. Trustees are senior leaders nominated by CEDA member organisations. At CEDA boardroom briefings Trustees hear from an informed, expert guest speaker in a private, small group setting. Invitations to boardroom briefings are a valued benefit of CEDA membership. Chatham House Rule applies.

Meet the speaker

Tim Kelsey
Chief Executive Officer, Australian Digital Health Agency

Tim Kelsey is Chief Executive of the Australian Digital Health Agency which is responsible for all national digital health services and systems, with a focus on engagement, innovation and clinical quality and safety. He was formerly National Director for Patients and Information in NHS England – a role which combined the functions of chief technology and information officer with responsibility for patient and public participation. He took up the post in 2012 after serving as the British government's first Executive Director of Transparency and Open Data.

Meet the host

Kevin Moynihan
General Manager, Communicare, Telstra Health

Kevin Moynihan is a senior health IT solutions Executive with over 25 years' experience developing and delivering health automation products and services in both private and public healthcare. Focused on achieving outcomes that are best for the client organisation; strategically, tactically and operationally.

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