Dr Malcolm Thatcher is the Chief Technology Officer at the Australian Digital Health Agency (“the Agency”), a statutory authority in the form of a corporate Commonwealth entity with a vision to create a healthier future for Australians through connected healthcare.
In this interview, Malcolm shares how technology is shaping digital health going forward, the Agency’s interoperability plan and why that’s key to success for digital health. We also discuss the Agency’s mission to develop a collaborative environment that accelerates the adoption and use of innovative digital services and technologies.
- In the modern world of healthcare, there are multiple challenges a healthcare professional faces in trying to sustain a one-to-one in-person relationship with their clients.
- The Agency’s mission is to develop a collaborative environment that accelerates the adoption and use of innovative digital services and technologies whilst addressing key systemic challenges.
- The approach used by the Agency establishes Australia at the forefront to leverage digital health as an enabler of new models of care, including connected care and telehealth.
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