Faculty Forum - Clinical Radiology

08 October 2020
Venue - Online

"Digital health the old frontier revisited"

The Faculty of Clinical Radiology is pleased to present the 2020 Faculty Forum where the topic of digital health will be explored. The radiology sector is a leader in this field, utilising digital technology for the past 20 years, while the rest of the health system has lagged behind. As radiologists we understand what digital systems need to be put in place to ensure that clinical information can seamlessly flow between radiologist, referrer and patient. We need to continue to be leaders in digital health technology to ensure that systems developed maximise the value radiology provides to the health system. A poorly developed digital health system would be disastrous for our sector, so we need to be proactive at the coal face.

The Faculty’s five priorities for digital health, detailed in our consultation paper Towards Interoperability: Clinical Radiology Forging the Path Ahead, A Vision for Clinical Radiology in the World of Digital Health will be presented at the event. We will hear from the Federal Government on its priorities for digital health, focusing on what patients need and the Digital Health Agency on how their work dovetails with our five priorities.

Registration is free for RANZCR members or $100 for non members.

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Please join us at this exciting event.


Welcome and Introduction

Dean, Faculty of Clinical Radiology, Clin A/Prof Sanjay Jeganathan


What the College is doing to facilitate the progression of digital health (our vision, our work now and in the future) 


Government priorities/policy for digital health

Sam Peascod, Assistant Secretary, Digital Health and Services Australia Branch, Australian Federal Department of Health 

·       Providing patients with better access to healthcare, more informed choices 

·       Providing patients with better continuity of care and doctors with tools to enable this 

·       What has been learned about digital health from the unique circumstances of COVID-19


Where we are now and where we are heading?

Christian Holmes, General Manager for Technology, Delivery Architecture and Projects, Digital Health Agency (DHA) 

·       DHA 7 pillars, what is happening now and what digital health will look like in the future 

·       How the work of DHA will make a change to the patient experience 

·       How DHA work will dovetail with the RANZCR vision and our five digital health priorities


What is the landscape of digital health in NZ now and in the future?

Darren Douglass, General Manager for Digital Strategy and Investment, New Zealand Ministry of Health




Wrap up and Finish