“So, I think the takeaway is that the technology in innovation is happening and its around everywhere. In fact there’s global explosion of innovation. How do we actually get that into our healthcare systems, how do we get our doctors doing that and also patients, how do we get them reliable information, how do we get them to share their information with trust and things like that. So, one of the key things I think that everyone now got a sense of was that technologies like Blockchain which are more than technologies they are kind of ways to trust information between healthcare consumers, doctors, health systems, and things like that, may be a big breakthrough for us and trying to deal with issues of privacy for example and trust. But also, there’s a lot of will, all of the governments and the healthcare providers all want change to happen. They want the best now.

The real blockers, how do we make that happen and it’s really the discussions like we’ve had today to get some shared ideas and shared learning it might allow us to move forward with some more conversations, some more activities that particularly might get us some trials, or some prototypes going and trialing out some new ideas so it’ll be very exciting to do that. Why couldn’t we in Australia? I mean everyone has the problem around the world with how do we adopt health innovation. Why couldn’t we do it; in somewhere like, Canberra say? It’s a small jurisdiction or even for Australia and then roll that out so it’s going to be a lot better at doing this than we have then. E-health and the like has been around formally since about 2005; as an agenda in 10 years, 11 years – we’ve made some small progress but in the next 10 years we’ve got to make a massive amount of progress so let’s try and do that.”

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