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Future of Australian healthcare

Future of Australian healthcare

From digital health records to digestible technology and personalised medicine – healthcare is going through an historic period of change. What is the outlook for the industry in the next 5 years?


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Disruption is on the horizon for the Australian healthcare industry.

Healthcare and social assistance is the fastest growing employment sector in the Australian economy and has been for the whole of the 21st century. Five million baby boomers are pushing into the 60-something time in the lifecycle. However, it is not just demographics that is shaping the future of the Australian healthcare system.

New technological advancements from the advent of big data and Artificial Intelligence to the emergence of robotic surgeons are impacting the industry.

Patients are more informed and involved than ever and managing their expectations and experiences are increasingly important parts of the healthcare process.

In this episode of Sky News Business – The Next 5 Years with Bernard Salt and guests Martin Bowles, National Chief Executive Officer, Calvary Health Care, Professor Christine Kilpatrick, Chief Executive, Melbourne Health and Evan Rawstron, Global Network Lead – Health Data and Analytics, KPMG, we explore the fast-moving world of the future of Australian healthcare including:

  • how is the healthcare system likely to evolve over the next 5 years and beyond with the emergence of new technology and changing consumer expectations
  • the cost and sustainability of healthcare in Australia
  • how do we see health as an economic driver
  • trends and techniques being developed in overseas healthcare systems
  • hospitals of the future and the changes to how we will deliver health services driven by consumers and advances in technology
  • healthcare needs and attitudes of consumers into the future.

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