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Digital Health

The Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators

Recognises that:

• Profound societal changes are possible as a result of the “digital revolution” and
the innovations that it brings.
• Digital health empowers and enables informed health consumers.
• Health service design and delivery is affected by digital health. The changes
include the roles and responsibilities of clinicians, patients and carers, and
clinical and business models.
• Digitally enabled innovation has potential for safer, better and more productive
healthcare however, it also brings new risks and new ethical challenges.

Ensures that:

• The role of the medical leader in clinical governance and change management
regarding digital health is reflected in the College curriculum.
• Its education programs for medical leaders are focused on how to expertly
govern the disruption arising from digital health including data creation,
information transfer, and system security.

Will advocate for:

• Digital health as a determinant of societal equity.
• The role of qualified medical leaders in development, leadership and
governance of digital health systems.
• The judicious use of Artificial Intelligence as an adjunct to clinical service
delivery under the supervision of qualified health professionals.
• Public policies that enable the benefits and address the challenges associated with
digital health.
• Legislation and policies that protect individuals and their personal data within the
environment of digital health.
• Industry and workforce policies to support, train and equip an appropriate health
• Continued research on digital health, its benefits, its risks and its management.

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