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Clinical aspects of telehealth during COVID-19

Speciality Classification
General Practice ( GP ) / Family Medicine
1 hour

Telehealth has been a core medium for delivering healthcare during the COVID-19 pandemic. During this webinar, we bring together a number of health professionals from across the healthcare spectrum, to share their learnings from using telehealth to deliver care. Importantly the speakers will share their thoughts and experience from using a combination of different telehealth delivery models. In addition they will share their thoughts on how it is best combined with face-to-face care, for their own particular health domain. This will be a facilitated panel discussion.

12:00pm | Introduction

Greg Moran CHIA    
Strategy and Business Development Director, AIDH

Greg is a management professional who has significant experience in strategic business development, building relationships, management consulting, commercialisation and delivering improvement programs across a range of sectors including health and human services. Greg is passionate about health system outcomes and the enabling role of information and technology and the use of data. He seeks to make a contribution by bringing together individuals, knowledge and expertise to influence and drive change.

Greg is consultative and outcome focused and has worked across policy, business, and technical areas to achieve results. He is an experienced facilitator and communicator that can easily work with different professional groups and stakeholders to bring people and ideas together, to develop clarity and negotiate agreement and forward plans.

12:05pm | Introduction to AWS

George Patapis 
Healthcare Industry Leader, Amazon Web Services

George is a Healthcare and Life Sciences leader for AWS. George focusses on assisting customers identify and drive digital health initiatives at scale, that help improve population health outcomes. George has over 20 years of experience working with Government, Not for Profit and private organisations in the healthcare sector. George has a background in Primary Care, Population Health programs, Digital Health innovations, Cloud & Cyber-security in Healthcare settings. He holds a Master of Commerce in International Business from the University of NSW and a Bachelor of Science with Honours, majoring in Computer Science from Macquarie University, Sydney. George is a fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Sue McCarthy 
Clinical Lead, Amazon Web Services

Sue is a Healthcare and Life Sciences leader and a member of the AWS global Healthcare and Life Sciences team. Being a clinician, she feels strongly about arming healthcare professionals with the appropriate technology to achieve exemplar patient care. She is excited to see where cloud takes healthcare – The Art of the Possible. Sue has over 20 years of commercial experience in healthcare within the APAC region, whilst also maintaining her registration with AHPRA. Her background includes engagements in health informatics, digital health, acute and aged care in the public, private and NFP sectors. Sue holds a Bachelor of Nursing and a Graduate Certificate in Business and is a Member of the Australian College of Nursing.

12:10pm | Panel discussion on clinical use of telehealth during COVID-19

Dr Silvia Pfeiffer 
CEO and Co-founder, Coviu

Dr Silvia Pfeiffer is Coviu’s CEO and Co-founder, driving the global mission of Coviu for universal access to healthcare. In recent months, Coviu became the leading telehealth software in use by Australian healthcare providers, delivering 500K+ consultations in April. With over 20 years of experience building new Web video solutions, Silvia has worked at leading corporations including Google, Mozilla, NICTA and CSIRO. Silvia and Co-founder Nathan Oehlman spun Coviu out of the CSIRO in March 2018. Silvia has a double degree in computer science and business management and has led Coviu through the pandemic from a team of 7 to 35.

Dr Andrew Baird
GP, Elwood Family Clinic, & Digital Health Advocate & Tutor for Medical Students in Professional Practice, The University of Melbourne

Andrew has 30 years’ experience in general practice. Prior to moving to Melbourne in 2007, he worked as a rural GP in Western Australia for 2 years, and in Western Victoria for 11 years. He was a part-time Medical Educator for the Australian General Practice Training program from 2010 to 2018, and a part-time Senior Lecturer in the Department of General Practice, Flinders University, SA from 2007 to 2017. Since the start of this year, he has been a part-time tutor in professional practice for medical students at University of Melbourne. He is based at Elwood Family Clinic in Melbourne, from where he provides video consultations.

Dr Dave Carmody 
Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist, Call to Mind

Dr Dave Carmody is a Child and Adolescent psychiatrist and the director of Call to Mind, a telepsychiatry service that offers psychiatry appointments to patients across Australia. He works using telehealth with young people and their families who are experiencing difficulties and distress related to mental health concerns and takes a holistic and systemic approach to recovery.

12:45pm | Q&A
1:00pm | Webinar concludes
Clinical aspects of telehealth during COVID-19
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