429 – Insights from Connect Virtual Care Conference, Sydney 2024

Talking HealthTech

429 – Insights from Connect Virtual Care Conference, Sydney 2024

April 11, 2024

429 – Insights from Connect Virtual Care Conference, Sydney 2024

In this episode of Talking HealthTech, Pete attends the Connect Virtual Care Conference 2024 in Sydney. The event was held over 2 days with three distinct but interconnected conferences:

* The National Telehealth Conference,

* The Medication Safety & Efficiency Conference,

* And the newly introduced Hospital in the Home Conference.

And they each focus on crucial aspects of virtual care, from the intricacies of telehealth to the nuances of medication safety and the revolutionary models of home-based care.

Pete caught up with a speaker from each stream of activity, to capture the essence of the discussions that were held at the event, to bring you this podcast episode today.

Dr Sarah Robinson from the NHS in England explores the intricacies of activity-based costings, and how proven technologies can address healthcare inequalities.

Digital health nurse Kate Renzenbrink, discusses her progression in the field and the significance of sharing information for enhanced healthcare outcomes.

Senior Medical Officer Shaun Hosein from Queensland Health, touches on the practical aspects of virtual healthcare, its governance, and ethics.

Key Takeaways:

💻 Embracing Digital Transition: Kate Renzenbrink’s journey to digital health nursing highlights the critical role of education and community in shaping health technology practices.

📱 Virtual Care Models: Dr. Sarah Robinson and Shaun Hosein discuss the need for flexible, interoperable solutions that address specific healthcare priorities and allow for efficient treatment, such as in the case of simple cellulitis.

👩‍⚕️ Patient-Centric Approach: Central to the discussions is the involvement of patients in their healthcare journey and ensuring their access to information, which can lead to better safety and outcomes.

🧠 Human-Centred Computing: Collaboration on a model for altering human decision-making behaviors within Electronic Medical Records (EMRs) points towards innovative approaches in health informatics.

📜 Governance and Ethics in Virtual Healthcare: Shaun Hosein highlights the modalities of virtual care and stresses the importance of good governance and proper training to maintain high standards of patient care.

Check out the episode and full show notes on the Talking HealthTech website.

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