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THE DIGITAL HEALTH ERA

​​​We're living through a digital revolution. Technology is  transforming every facet of life and health is definitely no exception to this. Globally, we're seeing health organisations revolutionise their practices with patient and practician demand for tech-led services sky-rocketing.

 

This has given rise to the digital health era. 

What we're seeing is ICT blending with traditional health practices in a bid to deliver modern solutions to healthcare. The main currency of this change? Data. Focused on creating real value for patients, building relationship-driven partnerships and offering transparency, data is the key that will open the door to change and carry this transformation forward.

As one of the fastest growing sectors and carving out a massive market across Australia, digital health and the Life Sciences are continuing to grow. According to Statista, globally, the digital health market is predicted to reach US$505.4 billion by 2025, up from US$86.4 billion in 2018.​ Further, demand is growing for health wearables, apps and telemedicine every day. Couple that with already strong demand in more traditional pharmaceutical and medical device sectors, and you can gather just how significant this change is.

 

Further, with an influx of new technologies hitting the market, we are seeing more need than ever for emerging skill sets. According to a Topol report, it is predicted that within 20 years, 90% of all jobs in the United Kingdom's National Health Service will require some element of digital skills. We can assume that Australia will follow suit, thus calling for major transformation in skills training and education. 

 

We must provide pathways for health's new crop of talent to ensure they are adequately equipped with the capabilities to support this digital health revolution. 

 

According to ANDHealth, STEM enrolments in Australia are at their lowest point in 20 years. This poses a threat to our healthcare industry and the roles of the future. This skills shortage must be addressed early through incentivising youth to take up courses in these fields, but also through providing opportunities to the existing workforce, to not only upskill in these areas, but to also develop appropriate soft skills to facilitate innovation, adaptability and proactivity in a constantly changing world. 

 

We're talking about a revolution of the entire health industry...

 

The creation of a digital healthforce.

 

DIGITAL HEALTH ERA
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YOU CAN MAKE AN IMPACT

You have the power to make a change. The health industry requires modern solutions to healthcare and with investment in this field growing by the day, there are significant opportunities to put your digital skills to work and make an impact on the lives of real people. It's an industry with purpose.

 

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$505b

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The global digital health market is predicted to reach US$505.4 billion by 2025.
Within 20 years, 90 percent of all jobs in the UK's NHS will require some element of digital skills.We anticipate a similar trend in Australia.
More than 100,000 people are employed in the digital health and Life Sciences sector in Australia.
The Australian life sciences industry has grown by 16 percent since 2017.
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THE DIGITAL HEALTH AGENDA

Our goal is to develop Australia's future digital health workforce now. We want to make the health sector the industry of choice for technology and digital talent, and to engage and develop this talent to build capability now and in the future. The Digital Health agenda is front and centre for many governments around the world with Australia being no exception to this. In "The Future of Health" report issued by the CSIRO, Australia has several challenges to address in order to fulfill this agenda.

According to the report, technology companies are generating increased competition within the healthcare industry. Companies such as Google, IBM, and Amazon, as well as an array of smaller start-ups, are flooding the healthcare market with new and effective digital health solutions. In 2019, there were approximately 400,000 mobile health apps on the market, presenting an increased opportunity for consumers to proactively manage their own health. Artificial Intelligence (AI) platforms, augmented reality applications, and robots, are also shaping this industry.

Scroll for more insights into Australia's digital health market.

DIGITAL HEALTH AGENDA

THE DIGITAL HEALTHFORCE

2020 has seen a focus on our healthcare like never before. With the advent of COVID-19 fast-tracking the digital revolution in health, organisations worldwide are innovating and leveraging cutting-edge technologies in the race to a cure.

 

Lockdowns and social distancing measures have also forced a transformation of this industry with health organisations revolutionising their practices as patient and practician demand for tech-led services sky-rocket. Digital skills are a must in this changing landscape.

Digital Health & Life Sciences Market Sn

For more insights into the digitisation of healthcare and the growth of the global digital health workforce, read our Digital Health and Life Sciences Market Snapshot.

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HEALTHFORCE OF THE FUTURE

When you talk about trends in the life sciences industry, you’re referring to something that can take decades, not years. But while the pace of change might be slower than other industries, the opportunities in digital health are there for the taking.

There are plenty of clues about where the life sciences sector is heading. The shift from treatment to wellness, pricing pressures, the use of the patient voice in therapy development, new technologies, and exciting collaborations and partnerships.

Digital health is changing the face of healthcare. And even to the untrained eye, the evidence suggests the life sciences sector is destined to become more efficient, nimble and customer-focused.

Digital health is complex, made up of technologies and services that provide healthcare from outside health providers such as hospitals, clinics and GPs. The traditional health and wellness industry is enormous but it is also experiencing substantial and wide-ranging challenges that include; an ageing population, medical and technological advances, regulatory changes, rising costs and shrinking profit margins.

Digital healthcare offers a solution that benefits both the patients and providers.

For example, a high-skilled and expensive healthcare provider like a radiologist will benefit greatly from any time-saving/task-replacing application or technology and so will the hospital or organisation they work with.

 

Similarly, digital health changes the delivery of care to patients, systems can make quality health information more accessible to the patient and promote health literacy, healthy behaviours and provide access to support networks. The sharing of data can ensure better patient care and decisions and longer term health and wellbeing.

Just as illness and environmental factors constantly change, so too must healthcare to combat them. Innovation is a vital step for creating a medical industry that will withstand and respond to future conditions. According to a report from the International Business Machines Corporation (IBM), the Australian medical industry is not yet incorporating innovation as well as it could.

 

To truly thrive in the modern health landscape, the sector must continue to embrace IT and use it to transform the way it delivers care.

Scroll for our insights on what organisations can do to embrace this change.

 

DIGITAL HEALTH FORCE
HEALTHFORCE OF THE FUTURE

LEARNING PATHWAYS

PERCIPIO LEARNER JOURNEY

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LEARNING PATHWAYS
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OUR PROGRAM

DEVELOP AUSTRALIA'S FUTURE DIGITAL HEALTH WORKFORCE

We need to ensure that the healthcare sector and workforce within it is strong, and has the right competencies and capabilities across all disciplines of patient care. A digital health workforce comprises of clinical and non-clinical staff, tech professionals and people from a range of professions and backgrounds. They all have a critical role to play in our future. 

 

Our Pilot Program links a number of core objectives and ingredients to delver a future ready "digital healthforce". Our aim is to make the health sector the industry of choice for technology and digital talent, and to engage and develop talent to build capability for now and in the future.

We will engage with the existing tech community and professionals, engage with schools and education partners delivering workshops and learning opportunities. Structured learning opportunities will lead to meaningful employment outcomes opportunities for program participants.

 

This program office is underpinned by the reach and experience of a global technology human capital company, Talent International. The program office will create the structure, governance, reporting and insights required to scale and deliver the creation of the digital healthforce.

OUR PROGRAM
CASE STUDY
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MEET ADAM

24 year old Adam was a refugee living in Sydney's western suburbs. Unemployed since leaving school, Adam came into contact with our community-focused foundation, Talent RISE. Through RISE, Adam was able to build up his confidence and find meaningful employment, ultimately transforming his life for the better.

Here is his story so far... 

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Adam's Story

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DIGITAL HEALTH OPPORTUNITIES

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SENIOR SOLUTIONS ARCHITECT

We are looking for a Senior Solutions Architect to lead and support the establishment of data governance, translating business practices and processes into architectures to enable delivery of fit for purpose solutions for Data and Analytics projects for eHealth NSW. 

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PROFESSOR DIGITAL HEALTH

As the Professor of Digital Health, you will play a pivotal role in bringing RMIT university to the forefront in driving digital transformation in health. Your strategic approach will be essential as you provide critical expertise and leadership to the development and delivery of digital health including telehealth, AI and big data analytics in Health.

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SENIOR APPLICATION SUPPORT SPECIALIST

Help us shape a connected future for healthcare by focusing around the development and maintenance of the Dynamics 365 application. This includes detecting, containing and remediating issues occurring within the extended application.
Building PowerApps and working with PowerBI is a key requirement of this role.

GET IN TOUCH

If you would like to learn more, please get in touch. We'd love to hear from you.

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