Victorian Healthcare Week 2020 Blog » Digital Healthcare

Health Tech Research Lab to Digitise Hospitals


A research lab to help Australian hospitals adopt and upskill with new and existing digital health technology has opened in Adelaide. The Digital Health Design Lab at Flinders University is dedicated to research and development on improving the integration of digital infrastructure, cyber security and medical devices into hospital workflows.

Australian Healthcare Industry Market Report: Hospital Design, Technology and Talent

By: Australian Healthcare Week

In this report we've compiled insights from over 100 Australian healthcare professionals, find out what they think are the major innovations, challenges and opportunities that will fundamentally transform healthcare and patient experience in the coming years.

Forecasting the future of self-driving vehicles in healthcare


Imagine a time when an ambulance will respond to a Triple-0 call-out and drive itself. Satellite imagery and artificial intelligence will calculate the fastest path, paramedics will work in the back performing life-saving interventions, other cars on the road will be alerted of its approach, collision avoidance technology will reduce the risk of an accident along the route, and essential patient data will be distributed to clinicians, all before the vehicle parks itself at the emergency department door.

That time isn’t far away and health systems, governments, regulators, insurers and even urban planners are being urged to prepare now for the disruption autonomous vehicles (AVs) will create.

From the ground up: Incorporating technology into the fabric of a new digital hospital

By: Rod Sprenger

Like the light of Florence Nightingale’s lamp, digital hospitals are beginning to light the landscape of healthcare in the Information Age.

As terms such as “smart hospital”, “hospital of the future” and “paperless hospital” become commonplace with every new hospital build, design needs to evolve to keep pace with this technological revolution.

State of the Australian Healthcare Industry Report: The Top Trends Driving Australia’s Healthcare Sector in 2019 and Beyond

2018 has been a year of rapid development and change for the Australian healthcare sector. With healthcare faring well in a number of State Budgets, and the Federal Budget announced earlier this year, we’re seeing billions of dollars injected into designing, developing and modernising healthcare nation-wide. 

The Australian health system “will fail” if the pace of change is not met: KPMG

A major new report has raised fears that Australia's healthcare is not adapting to technological change quickly enough, and could soon fail to meet population needs.

Ageing Japan: Robots role in the future of Aged Care

By: Australian Healthcare Week

Allowing robots to help care for the elderly - a job typically seen as requiring a human touch - may be a jarring idea in the West. But many Japanese see them positively, largely because they are depicted in popular media as friendly and helpful.