International Policy Forum
The International Policy Forum, sponsored by the Federal Department of Health and Aged Care is another key stream in the weekend program, on 8-9 July 2023. The key focus of the Forum will be advancing efforts to modernise healthcare through the application and use of digital technologies and services, as well as leading healthcare into an ever-increasing digital society.
The Forum is an invite-only session under Chatham House rule, designed to enable productive discussions and foster international collaboration. The Forum will include senior executives from Government, international VIPs, potential Ministerial delegations, complimented by senior representatives from industry and the scientific community.
MedInfo 2023 provides a unique opportunity to host policy discussion, share international approaches, lessons learnt, and harness knowledge and expertise for targeted and focused dialogue on contemporary topics that enable large system change.
The content of the international policy forum will be broadly focused on:
- Data and information aspects of healthcare
- Building trust and confidence in data and information sharing
- System interoperability and information exchange
- Supporting cross border and jurisdiction governance and regulatory models
- How these approaches directly relate to citizen services and enabling consumer participation in their own healthcare, and broader health reform.
- International collaboration and alignment of efforts
Attendees will participate collaboratively in facilitated discussions to identify opportunities to advance agendas. There are many diverse approaches occurring across the world including Europe, UK, Middle East, Americas, and Asia Pacific.
Invitees and participation
Participation at the Forum is by invite with an expected maximum number of 50-60 participants. Government, policy makers, digital health and research leaders, and nominated industry representatives will be invited to attend. Special invites to attend will be issued in partnership with Government partners and sponsors.
To register your interest please complete our online form.
First Assistant Secretary, Medicare Benefits and Digital Health, Department of Health and Aged Care
Amanda Cattermole PSM
CEO, Australian Digital Health Agency
Prof Rachel Dunscombe
Government Policy Advisor
Graeme Grieve FAIDH
Founder of FHIR
Prof Malcolm Thatcher
Chief Technology Officer, Australian Digital Health Agency
Dr Helen Bevan
Strategic Advisor, NHS Horizons (UK)
Prof Alain Labrique
Director for the Department of Digital Health and Innovation, World Health Organization (Switzerland)
Dr Osama El-Hassan
Specialist, Health Informatics and Smart Health Department, Dubai Health Authority (Dubai)
Prof Toby Walsh
Chief Scientist UNSW AI Institute
Dr Ngai Tseung Cheung FAIDH
Head (Information Technology & Health Informatics) Hospital Authority