First brought to my attention by fellow blogger Heather Leslie on Twitter, it seems that the Australian Health Department is organizing E-Health: Revolutionising Australia’s Healthcare at the end of November. According to an article in The Australian:
Ms Roxon described the Melbourne event as “a landmark forum” with representatives from governments, industry, the private and public sectors, clinicians and consumers attending.
“It will be an important opportunity for cross-sector collaboration and discussion around the design, implementation and vision for future capabilities,” she said.
A post on the eHealth Central blog notes that:
Ms Roxon and Senator Stephen Conroy, Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy, will address the conference, which Ms Roxon described as “an important opportunity for stakeholders to discuss how Electronic health and telehealth will drive the delivery of health care into the future”.
As in the US, it seems that eHealth has the attention of senior politicians in Australia. It will be interesting to see how participants to the conference are selected and whether technology is used to allow as wide participation as possible.