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

Do you want to present?

The call for speakers is open for the Digital Health Institute Summit 2020. As a presenter you will be heard by a broad and knowledgeable audience interested in hearing about your digital health initiatives, case studies, innovations, life experiences and research. Bring us your success stories, your failures, your ideas!

The Summit is for Australia’s forward-thinkers: Make 2020 your goal-setting year and join in our thought-provoking program!

Why you should present:

  • Show others how your organisation has been successful and what you’ve learnt in applying digital health
  • Share how your work is making an impact – from improving day-to-day delivery of patient care to at population and global health levels
  • Partner with healthcare facilities, clinicians, vendors and others to present a compelling case for the value of ‘on the shop floor’ implementation
  • Showcase your idea, your innovation, your concept – get feedback and get the conversation flowing
  • Have your voice heard

Presentations are encouraged from 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

Presentation guidelines
  • You will have up to 600 words to describe your presentation. There will be a box to type into when you click SUBMIT. To help reviewers please ensure you:
    • Describe the problem being addressed and the healthcare setting it applies to
    • Describe the approach including any technological solutions or health informatics principles being applied
    • Include description of implementation, current status, findings and outcomes
    • Make conclusions and describe lessons learnt
  • Include a presentation title and use sentence casing, for example “My presentation title: An exploration of sentence structure”
  • Check spelling and grammar and replace American spelling with British English spelling
  • Presentations will be 15 minutes in length and will occur in-person at your nearest Summit event. Dates for each city are currently being finalised and we will update all those who express an interest to speak. If you want to discuss the requirement to present in-person further, please email [email protected]
  • Accepted speakers must confirm their acceptance by purchasing a speaker registration by 18 September 2020. Speakers receive a discounted registration. Failure to register will result in the submission being withdrawn.

Co-Chairs of the concurrent program

Dr Clair Sullivan FAIDH CHIA

Chief Digital Health Officer

Sherri Watkins

General Manager Health


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