Australia - Digital Economy - E-Health - Overview, Stats and Analysis
E-health is becoming an area where key killer applications that utilise truly high-speed broadband networks emerge. The Australian Government is a leader in strategic trans-sector thinking, linking e-health developments to the National Broadband Network. Early diagnosis and after-treatment patient monitoring are two areas where significant synergies may be found using applications provided to users at home.
As the financing of the public health systems in Australia becomes increasingly costly, an opportunity exists to lower costs through more effective use of web services for healthcare consumers. With widely available and cost effective high-speed broadband infrastructure, e-health is enabling customers to benefit from advances in medical technology and medical services.
While broader economic conditions in Australia remain subdued, spending on e-health solutions is likely to continue.
In this report we provide an overview of e-health mixed with analysis, industry statistics and benefits that e-health will be able to deliver with the correct infrastructure mix of developments including the NBN rollout across Australia. For information on e-health, projects, pilots and initiatives, see separate report: Australia - Digital Economy - E-Health - Initiatives, Pilots and Projects.