18 January 2019

Welcome to Wild Health – Irregular Insights


Welcome to Wild Health Irregular insights, a new newsletter for those involved in the strange and fast evolving world of digital health and health technology.  We are about insights, opinions and ideas both locally and from overseas.

We’d love to hear from you if you want to say something to the health tech community.
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If you want to contribute, please send material or ideas to Maddie@wildhealth.net.au.

If you are interested in attending this years Wild Health Summits in Sydney and Melbourne then CLICK HERE to visit our home page for the summits.
Or CLICK HERE for our EARLY BIRD ticket offer.

It’s an exciting new format based on three great debates and one audience moderated issues paper. A short form of the draft agenda is below as well.

Our speaker/panelist line up already includes Dr Zoran Bolevich (CEO of eHealth NSW), Dr Harry Nespolon (President of the RACGP), Emma Hossack (CEO of the MSIA), Lorraine Pyefinch (Director of Best Practice, our largest primary care patient management vendor), Bettina McMahon (COO of the ADHA) and a  host of other CXOs and thought leaders from digital health in Australia.


9.15am to 9.30am

International Keynote

Healthcare digital transformation, data interoperability, FHIR and the cloud

9.30am to 10.30am

Great Debate 1

Effective chronic care treatment across the country can only happen with far better digital health infrastructure?

Interoperability, data sharing, connectivity of tertiary, primary ,allied health and the patient, the future of healthcare funding

See full program for detailed topics and panelists

10.30am to 10.45am

From Left of Field 1

At the bleeding edge of AI, CrispR and other healthcare transformational technologies

See full program for detailed topics and panelists

10.45am to 11.15am

Morning Tea

Networking appointments

11.15am to 12.30pm

 Audience Policy Hack 

A faster track to an effective local regime of standards and governance as a platform for future development of our eHealth Infrastructure.

See full program for detailed topics and panelists

12:30pm to 12:45pm

Armchair Fight 1

To EMR or not EMR?

A friendly discussion between expert colleagues on the pros and cons of getting a new and replacing and old EMR

See full program for detailed topics and panelists

12.45pm to 1.30pm


CXO Expert Roundtable (by invite):  

Where the cloud is making an impact in Australian Healthcare and why.

Who is using the cloud effectively already in healthcare and what for? How rapidly is it evolving, what are the basics of assessing the utility of cloud in your organization?

(Sponsored by Equinix)

See full program for detailed topics and panelists

1.35pm to 2.20 pm

Great Debate 2

Who is doing better at digital health? Tertiary or Primary Care? Why?

Interoperability & our federated health system, the choke points, balancing primary care against the tertiary system, information blocking in Australia et al.

See full program for detailed topics and panelists

2:20pm to 2:35pm

Armchair Fight 2

Is the future of Australian healthcare cybersecurity bleak?

Managing the spiraling cost of security in healthcare, the inevitability of breach, the MHR, prevention and preparation musts


2:35pm to 2.50pm

From Left of Field 2

Healthcare’s distribution game of thrones ,‘the cloud’ and Australia’s interoperability strategy vs the world

See full program for detailed topics and panelists


Afternoon Tea

3.20pm to 4.20pm

Great Debate 3

The patient, the doctor and the technologist: who do you kill? 

The reality of a patient centric approach to healthcare and how digital healthcare’s promise of patient centric is fairing really

See full program for detailed topics and panelists

Great Debate 3

Hot and innovative healthcare start-ups to watch

We line up six of our most interesting and impactful healthcare startups to pitch their wares to our audience

See full program for detailed topics and panelists


 5.00pm to 5.10pm


5.0pm to 7.10pm


Meet the speakers ,sponsors and your peers for some networking