Digital Health Transformation Strategy
Improving patient outcomes (2022 to 2032)
Tasmania has been a leader in its response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and now Tasmania has the
opportunity to become a leader in Digital Health.
An ageing population and increasing rates of chronic disease are driving up both the demand for healthcare services, and the cost of delivering those services.
Increasing the capacity of the health system is challenged by the need for additional beds, staff and equipment, and by the split responsibilities across Federal, State, and Community health jurisdictions and the Private sector.
Digital health technologies are emerging as a way to accommodate increased demand, and to bridge these
gaps. They create the opportunity to increase the capacity to provide care in the community and in the
home, and to link health information across parts of the health system.
The vision for the Digital Health Transformation is “To empower consumers and healthcare workers to deliver better patient outcomes through system-wide, digitally enabled technologies”. In other words, Tasmanians will experience a health system that is better integrated, more transparent and which allows clinicians and healthcare consumers to make better informed decisions around their health.
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