'Skills for Health' Thematic Innovation Ecosystem

Building resilient health and care systems: preparing the health workforce for the digital future

Today’s digital health and care landscape is one of telehealth, electronic health records, data analytics, public health surveillance systems and artificial intelligence. Yet, health and care professionals often lack the knowledge, skills, equipment and support necessary to adapt to this new environment. The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the need for digitally enabled and supported health system, digitally capable health and care professionals.

A country’s ability to cultivate a digitally skilled and innovation-ready health and care workforce is one of the most important factors underpinning national success in digital health.

This second 'Skills for Health Ecosystem' event will examine the specific digital needs and challenges through the lens of three target groups: citizens and carers, health and care practitioners, digital health specialists. It will specifically address:


● PLANNING – how to identify the skills for health needs
● NOW – outline key strategies and perceptions from ecosystems
● FUTURE – explore the future workforce skill needs
● ACTION – establish the next steps for the Skills for Health Ecosystem

Program

Introduction and Welcome

Andy Bleaden

Director Ecosystems and Memberships ECHAlliance

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Survey results and highlights from Ecosystems around the globe – Skills for Health Snapshot

Kerryn Butler-Henderson

(Melbourne Australia Ecosystem), Director Digital Health, RMIT University

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Caroline Strudwick

(Southern Denmark Ecosystem) International Specialist Advisor, Team Coordinator, Business Development, Health Innovation Centre of Southern Denmark

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Determining skill needs

Randi Lehmann Boesen

Innovation Consultant, Innovation Centre of Southern Denmark

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Case studies

Kristoffer Møller-Jensen

Project Manager, Rehab | DK

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Cameron van den Dungen

CEO, Sleeptite

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Sumeet Walia 

A/Prof, RMIT Stem College, School of Engineering, Sleeptite

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Interactive breakout sessions

  1. Citizens and carers
  2. Health providers; other health and care workers
  3. Specialist digital health workforce


Organised by

ECHAlliance - European Connected Health Alliance is a Global Connector for Digital Health, facilitating multi-stakeholder connections around ecosystems, driving sustainable change and disruption in the delivery of health and social care.

The South Denmark Ecosystem - The Health Innovation Centre of Southern Denmark is the central division for health innovation in the Region of Southern Denmark. We support the hospitals, social and psychiatric facilities and pre-hospital services in the region in developing sustainable health and social care services that tackle current and future challenges. With innovation as our central focus, our work always starts with the needs of the users and we employ co-creation to develop strong solutions that add value for the citizens and for the health- and social care sector. The Health Innovation Centre of Southern Denmark coordinates the regional ecosystem and the activities in the ECHAlliance and the EIP on AHA (European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing).

Melbourne Digital Health Ecosystem - The first Australian Ecosystem within the ECHAlliance network and was launched in Melbourne in November of 2019. It brings together a community of stakeholders to find common solutions to health challenges in our region, aiming to break down silos, transform healthcare delivery and create economic growth. Through sharing knowledge, best practices on health policy, health models, health innovations, health trends across the globe, the Alliance and Melbourne Digital Health Ecosystem serves as a gateway to international networks. Hosted by RMIT University and leveraging the RMIT European hub, the Melbourne Digital Health Ecosystem participates and supports research partnerships and industry engagement.

RMIT’s ECP Post COVID-19 Initiatives
, ‘A Healthier Start’ - focusing on mental and physical health, and the technological digital, scientific, social, and business innovations leading to effective prevention, control, and treatment of disease and ‘A Digital Start’ – focusing on learning from the COVID19 recalibration of the digital health sector.

 

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Acknowledgement of country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business.