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Academic speakers

The call for papers has now closed. Thank you for all the submissions.

Full papers, 4-6 pages, 2000-3000 words

All accepted academic/ scientific papers will be published with IOS Press as part of their Studies in health technology and informatics series.

Presenting your research, your project, your innovation, your experience and your learnings at the inaugural Digital Health Institute Summit 2020 puts you on stage in front of Australia’s digital health leaders, experts and innovators who are transforming the health system.

All submitted papers are blind peer reviewed by industry leaders and will be published with IOS Press.

Submissions are encouraged across a range of healthcare settings including public and private hospitals, nursing, primary care, indigenous, aged and community care and multi-cultural services.

Key dates

➠ Speaker applications close 7 August
➠ Notify speakers of outcome Week of 31 August
➠ Speaker registration due 18 September

Key dates

➠ Speaker applications close
7 August
➠ Notify speakers of outcome
Week of 31 August
➠ Speaker registration due
18 September

Academic/ scientific program co-chairs

Dr Mark Merolli FAIDH CHIA

Dr Mark Merolli FAIDH CHIA


Senior Lecturer & Research Fellow, The University of Melbourne

Prof Chris Bain FAIDH

Prof Chris Bain FAIDH


Digital Health Lead, Monash University


Authors are encouraged to submit under the following ten themes. The bullet points under each stream provides context of the type of content in those areas.

Primary and community care

  • Telehealth and virtual care
  • Patient records
  • Connected care
  • Health UX
  • Practice efficiencies and management
  • Sustainability
  • Patient empowerment and engagement
  • Integrated approaches to mental health, chronic disease


Clinical informatics

  • Quality, safety and patient outcomes
  • User experience design UX, human-computer interaction and human factors
  • System and workflow implementation/change management/adoption and use
  • Clinical decision support
  • Data integrity, reliability
  • Clinical guidelines and evidence-based practice


Digital health workforce development

  • Informatics education and workforce development, building workforce capacity
  • Governance, change and adoption


Nursing informatics

  • Data analytics and the use of nursing data
  • Innovation and entrepreneurship in nursing
  • Digital health nursing workforce development
  • Nursing information systems
  • Nursing roles in digital hospital implementations


Public health

  • Health policy
  • Digital health strengthening the public health system
  • Sustainability
  • Preparedness for epidemics and pandemics
  • Health information literacy


Innovations, informaticians and digital health entrepreneurship

  • Innovative research and uses of emerging technology e.g. apps, wearables, virtual/augmented reality, robotics
  • Innovative uses of technology e.g. mHealth, telehealth, social media, web 2.0, medical technology
  • Strategic opportunities for investment and innovation


System implementations and digital hospitals

  • Digital hospital implementations and change management
  • EMRs and digital records management
  • Medications management
  • Specialty systems

Health policy, ethics and business models

  • New service delivery and business models of healthcare e.g. patient centred medical homes, decentralised and federated solutions
  • Health service delivery improvements/new service delivery models
  • Privacy and consent
  • Cybersecurity
  • Access and equity to healthcare


Telehealth and virtual care

  • Innovative and new models
  • Improving access to health services
  • Climate change the catalyst for virtual care
  • Sustainability in healthcare and driving change
  • Nurses and midwives leading telehealth and virtual care
  • Influencing policy on virtual care


Integrated and connected care

  • Care across multiple disciplines/providers/regions/precincts
  • Managing healthcare in priority areas
  • Convergence of healthcare with social and community care
  • Integrated approaches to mental health, chronic disease


Interoperability and informatics infrastructure

  • Methods to develop and implement clinical data integration and exchange, including use of health IT standards (FHIR etc), secure messaging, standard data formats (e.g. continuity of care document or HL7, Clinical Document Architecture) and vocabularies (e.g. SNOMED, LOINC, ICD-9).
  • Convergence of data/interoperability between medical devices and EMRs


Participatory medicine & consumer informatics – involving the patient

  • Enhancing two-way communication of information between consumer and clinician
  • Research and application of patient-facing technologies–such as Personal Health Records (PHRs), symptom tracking, fitness trackers, etc.
  • The consumer perspective, access and technology design to improve consumer experience


Analytics and the learning health system

  • Applications and research of data science in all areas of health and biomedicine
  • Population health, precision medicine and genomics
  • Natural language processing, artificial intelligence and deep learning
  • Data visualisation, data analysis, communication and simulation approaches


Informatics in health professional education

  • Information technology in health professional education and the teaching of health informatics as a discipline