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About the Webinar
Professor Tony Capon
Clinical Professor Meredith Makeham
Clinical Professor Meredith Makeham is the Chief Medical Adviser for the Australian Digital Health Agency and leads their Clinical Advisory, Safety and Quality division.
Meredith is the lead clinical spokesperson for the organisation. She has been closely involved since joining the Agency in November 2016 in the delivery of Australia’s National Digital Health Strategy and My Health Record system to all Australians who wish to have one.
Meredith also leads the team at the Agency who are responsible for delivering the Australian contribution to the Global Digital Health Partnership. This is a collaboration of governments and government agencies from 25 countries and the WHO that share policy initiatives and information to support the improved delivery of digital health services for citizens around the world. She also chairs the GDHP Evidence and Evaluation work stream.
One of her key responsibilities includes overseeing the clinical governance of My Health Record and systems operated within the national digital infrastructure. Meredith has also supported the development of research programs with the academic community to build the evidence base for digital health benefits in Australia.
She holds honorary professorial appointments at the University of Sydney and at Macquarie University, is a practicing general practitioner in Sydney at MQ Health and has a passion for improving health systems and strengthening the role of primary care to deliver better health outcomes for people.
Doctor Lucy Gunn
Professor Jo Douglass
RACP President, Professor John Wilson – AM
John Wilson graduated in Science with BSc(Hons) from The University of Melbourne in 1975 with a major interest in physics and information technology. He then qualified in Medicine in 1980 (MBBS). His physician training was at The Royal Melbourne Hospital, with a special interest in intensive care and respiratory medicine. He studied the role of inflammation in asthma and completed his PhD before moving to the UK to join a major asthma research group in 1988.
After returning to Australia in 1990, he spent 2 years at Royal Melbourne Hospital, then he was appointed as Respiratory Physician and Head of the Cystic Fibrosis Service at The Alfred Hospital, Melbourne. In this role he has received DHS Centre of Excellence, NHMRC and ARC funding, as well as service achievement awards. He is responsible for the treatment of patients with different lung disorders, including cystic fibrosis, asthma and pneumonia. His research interests include the use of video-conferencing in delivering care programs, the application of electronic health records to medical systems and new pharmacological treatments (including gene-potentiating agents) in CF lung disease.
He heads Monash Alliance (www.monashalliance.com) which aims to implement eHealth initiatives in clinical care. John is Chair, Senior Medical Staff Association at Alfred Health.
John was elected to the position of RACP President-Elect in May 2018. He is a consultant to government and industry bodies in Australia and overseas.
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