Digital MedTech: Bridging the Gap
- Date: 10 July 2023
- Time: 8:50am - 12:40pm. Ticket is valid for the entire day. Click here to view MedInfo'23 program on Monday, 10 July.
- Venue: Room: C4.8, ICC Sydney, 14 Darling Dr, Sydney NSW 2000
- Discounted Registration: $200 incl. GST for MTAA members and referred attendees ($580 saving). Click here to register.
Join us for this important industry event as we launch the MTAA Digital Health Solutions Report to 'bridge the gap' between medical devices and digital health.
MTAA CEO, Ian Burgess will present the opening keynote of the event reflecting on the key findings from the Report, the challenges in Australia's digital health sector and outlining the emerging opportunities. This session will cover proposed policy changes to cyber security, health data, interoperability, reimbursement and regulation and highlight the need for innovation in developing better funding pathways for devices in this sector.
Part two of the event will feature an array of panel discussions exploring the barriers, opportunities and solutions for digital health uptake in the Australian MedTech sector. These sessions are positioned around the launch of the Medical Technology Association of Australia’s (MTAA) digital health white paper “Bridging the Gap: Navigating the Barriers and Opportunities of Digital Health in Australia's MedTech Industry”. Subsections include:
- Key findings and recommendations of the MTAA digital health report
- Digital health expert panel discussion and Q&A
- Insights and Q&A with the Co-Chairs of the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Health, Aged Care and Sport
Who should attend?
Decision-makers, policy-makers, digital health leaders and influencers within the digital health sector. These organisations offer a medical device with a service or software component not limited to apps., wearables, analytics, digital health systems, and telehealth systems.
- An understanding of the current state of digital health of the MedTech industry
- Barriers and Opportunities for increased digital health uptake
- Recommended policy solutions to address specific digital health gaps facing MedTech
- A pragmatic approach to address current and emerging challenges/opportunities
Digital MedTech: Bridging the Gap
Time: 8:50am - 10:30am (100 minutes)
Learning from recent data breaches, what is our collective responsibility to people’s health through collaborative and collective efforts to raise the standard of data security?
MTAA's Workstreams to Progress Digital Health (Introduction to CHAG)
Time: 10:15am - 10:25am (10 minutes)
- Ian Burgess, Chief Executive Officer, Medical Technology Association of Australia
Time: 10:30am - 11:00am (30 minutes)
Digital MedTech: Bridging the Gap
Time: 11:10am - 11:15am (5 minutes)
- Lyn Davies, Managing Director. Chair, MTAA Connected Health Advisory Group
Uncovering key findings from the Digital MedTech white paper
Time: 11:15am - 11:35am (10 minutes)
Framework, key findings, why, how we got here, survey, data gathering, discovery, recommendations etc.
- Toby Hodgson, Digital Health Senior Manager, Medical Technology Association of Australia
- Rita Hitching, Researcher, University of Newcastle
- Aaron Bezzina, Researcher, University of Newcastle
The Promise of Digital Health: Now and the Future
Time: 11:25am - 12:10pm (45 minutes)
- Deidre Mackechnie, Founder & Director G-W A and Executive Director APAA, Good-Works Advocacy Australian Patient Advocacy Alliance
- Dr Teresa Anderson, Chief Executive, SLHD
- Dr Rob Grenfell, Chief Strategy & Regions, Grampians Health
- Mr Andrew Wiltshire, Healthcare Policy Lead, Public Policy APJ, Amazon Web Services and Vice-chair of MTAA Connected Health Advisory Group (CHAG)
- Moderator - Ms Libby Day, Director, Advocation Pty Ltd
Political engagement to advance Digital MedTech
Time: 12:10pm - 12:35pm (25 minutes)
Acceptance of the report, speak and Q&A, photo op.
- Dr Mike Freelander, MP for Macarthur, Chair of Standing Committee on Health, Aged Care and Sport
- Melissa McIntosh, MP for Lindsay, Vice-Chair of Standing Committee on Health, Aged Care and Sport
- Moderator - To be confirmed
Time: 12:35 - 12:40
Next steps, summary & wrap-up including promotion and use of the paper going forward
- Lyn Davies, Managing Director, Tunstall Healthcare
Click here to visit the MedInfo23 website.
Condition of Registration
Purchasing your ticket via the MTAA website gains access to attend the event on Monday, 10 July 2023 only. Visit the MedInfo23 website to purchase tickets for other days.
Ian Burgess, CEO, Medical Technology Association of Australia
Previously, the CEO of the Australian Dental Association (NSW Branch) the peak membership body representing dentists in NSW and the ACT, providing continuing education, member services and advocacy to support dentists and promote oral health. Ian Burgess was CEO of the Ortho Group Pty Limited (OGL) a privately owned health business, comprising orthopaedic and sports medicine consulting and surgery, a hospital and a day surgery, radiology centres and medical supplies businesses. Between 2007 – 2010 CEO of the Australian Orthopaedic Association Limited (AOA): Membership body representing orthopaedic surgeons, providing specialist training, continuing education and advocacy on behalf of the orthopaedic profession.
He holds an MBA from Macquarie University and a Bachelor of Economics from the Australian National University. He is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a non-executive director of Red Nose Ltd and SIDS and Kids (ACT) Ltd.
Lyn Davies, Managing Director of Tunstall Australia, Chair of MTAA Connected Health Advisory Group (CHAG)
Lyn Davies Managing Director of Tunstall Healthcare Asia Pacific Lyn was appointed as Managing Director of Tunstall Healthcare for Asia Pacific in 2011. Tunstall Healthcare is a world-leading provider of Connected Care and Connected Health solutions. Tunstall operates in 18 countries around the world, with 235 Monitoring Centres supporting over 5 million people. Their products and solutions play a key role in helping older people, and those with long-term health needs, to live safely and independently in a place of their choice. Lyn joined Tunstall in 2004 with 20 years’ of experience in 24/7 operations and service delivery across the public and private sectors. Prior to working for Tunstall she held leadership positions for the Qld Mater Hospitals and for CITEC, the information technology division for the State of Queensland. Lyn is a strong advocate for consumers and industry and an active member and director on key industry groups. She is currently a Director on the Board of the Medical Technology Association of Australia (MTAA) and Chair of the MTAA’s Connected Health Advisory Group (CHAG). Lyn is also a Director and Deputy Chair of the Personal Emergency Response Service Limited (PERSL) and Vice Chair of the Australian Silver Industry Group (ASIG).
Toby Hodgson, Digital Health Senior Manager, Medical Technology Association of Australia
Dr Toby Hodgson is the Digital Health Snr Manager at the Medical Technology Association of Australia (MTAA). Toby is a digital health professional with extensive experience within both the public and private healthcare sectors. With time spent in both research and industry, he has a well-rounded understanding of the digital health space. Toby holds a PhD in Health Innovation and an MBA both from Macquarie University, along with a BSc (Comp Sci) from the University of Technology Sydney. He was part of the inaugural cohort of the Australasian Institute of Digital Health (AIDH) Fellowship by Training Program (FbT).
Rita Hitching, Research, University of Newcastle
Aaron Bezzina, Researcher, University of Newcastle
Andrew Wiltshire, Healthcare Policy Lead, Public Policy APJ of Amazon Web Services, Vice-chair of MTAA Connected Health Advisory Group (CHAG)
Libby Day, Director, Advocation
Libby has over 20 years experience in complex, highly regulated industries including pharmaceuticals, medical devices and genomics. She has held a number of senior leadership positions globally, in Asia and in Australia in strategy, execution, stakeholder management and building great teams. Most recently she was the CEO of the Australia Medic Alert Foundation where she led the organisation and membership through a digital transformation for sustained growth. She is the Deputy Chair of the Australian Cyber Collaboration, industry advisory and change agent.
Melissa McIntosh, MP for Lindsay, Vice-Chair of Standing Committee on Health, Aged Care and Sport
Ms Deidre, Executive Director, Australian Patient Advocacy Alliance