28 - 29 November, 2018 | Hilton, Brisbane

Scott Pickard

Project Director
Regional eHealth Project Cairns and Hinterland Hospital and Heath Service

10:10 AM Panel Discussion: Delivering Healthcare Services in Regional Areas – Ensuring Technology Investments are Fit for Purpose and Sustainable

 In cities, there is the assumption that we are always connected. However, the country side will inevitably experience black spots, which impacts the reliability, quality and safety of healthcare service delivery. In light of this need to build and integrate technology that is fit for purpose in regional areas, this panel will discuss:

  • Establishing metrics for ROI of telemedicine such as utilisation rate, patient satisfaction, prescription rate and clinician response time; and benchmarking against them for best practice
  • Delivering EMR in remote areas and technology barriers and the impact of distance on timeliness and reliability of data sharing, network speed and interfacing with other systems
  • Human resource barriers, including digital literacy and adjusting to new work processes
  • Decentralising technology services so that remote areas receive the same level of equity as cities
  • The need to build a capacity to sustain and support EMR in remote areas


Check out the incredible speaker line-up to see who will be joining Scott.

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